Below is a list of online resources you may find helpful for learning about Merkel Cell Carcinoma and the various treatments and support networks available.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center www.fhcrc.org
Hutchinson Center is one of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s three parent organizations. It has an international reputation for its leading-edge cancer research.
Melanoma Research Foundation www.melanoma.org
The Melanoma Research Foundation offers information about melanoma, research, finding a doctor, and getting into a clinical trial.
Society for Melanoma Research www.societymelanomaresearch.org/main/index.php
The Society for Melanoma Research (SMR) is a diverse organization of scientific and medical investigators devoted to alleviating the suffering of people with melanoma.
Melanoma Research Alliance www.melanomaresearchalliance.org/
The MRA funds research worldwide to better prevent, diagnose and treat melanoma. Our ultimate goal is to find a cure. With your help, we can.
AIM at Melanoma www.aimatmelanoma.org/
A site devoted to answers, action, and aiming for a cure for melanoma.
Melanoma International Foundation www.safefromthesun.org
The Melanoma International Foundation offers resources and advice on supporting the most effective melanoma programs for the prevention, early detection, and treatment of melanoma.
Merkel Cell Carcinoma Information www.merkelcell.org
A Web site created by SCCA physicians about Merkel cell carcinoma. This information is designed to facilitate key therapeutic decisions that need to be made within weeks to months of initial diagnosis of MCC. Please discuss any questions that you may have about the information presented below with your doctor.
Merkel Cell Carcinoma Seattle Support Group
The MCC Seattle Support Group organizes a weekly open discussion group for anyone (patients, spouses, family, and friends) touched by Merkel cell carcinoma.
The American Cancer Society www.cancer.org/
A nation-wide, community based health organization.
National Cancer Institute www.cancer.gov
The Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.