The number of reported merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) cases has increased 95% between 2000 and 2013, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and presented at the American Academy of Dermatology 2018 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.

The data show that MCC cases increased 95%, while melanoma cases increased only 57% from 2000 to 2013. The incidence of other cancerous tumors only grew 15%. The team of researchers estimate 3200 cases of MCC will arise in 2025.