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Letter to the Editor

Importance of Genetic Studies in Patients with Multiple Merkel Cell Carcinomas

doi: 10.2340/00015555-1303

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Iris Ahronowitz, Paul Nghiem, Siegrid Yu

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    Volume 92, Issue 6

    DOI: 10.2340/00015555-1303

    Pages: 633-634

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