Paul Nghiem


University of Washington, 

Cancer Biology

Microbiology, Infection & Immunity

Immunobiology & Immune Therapy for Merkel cell carcinoma

Faculty Contact Information

Building: Brotman / SLU Room: Room 240 Box: 358050 Phone: 206-221-2632 http://pnlab.org/

Lab Information

Location: University of Washington Building: Brotman Room: Room 242 Box: 358050 Phone: 206-221-4594 http://pnlab.org/

Accepting Students For:

Rotation, Summer


The following publications were retrieved from PubMed:

iCONE-SRS: Development of inverse treatment planning for cone-based stereotactic radiosurgery.

Lausch A, Nghiem B, Nielsen M.

J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2019 May 16;

Travel burden associated with rare cancers: The example of Merkel cell carcinoma.

Jain R, Menzin J, Lachance K, McBee P, Phatak H, Nghiem PT.

Cancer Med. 2019 Apr 5;

Effect of organic loading rate on the recovery of nutrients and energy in a dual-chamber microbial fuel cell.

Ye Y, Ngo HH, Guo W, Chang SW, Nguyen DD, Liu Y, Nghiem LD, Zhang X, Wang J.

Bioresour Technol. 2019 Jun; (281)367-373

Research Summary

Merkel cell carcinoma is usually caused in part by an extremely common (typically harmless) virus that was discovered in 2008, the Merkel cell polyomavirus. Another very important cause is extensive exposure to sunlight, possibly many years earlier, and this cancer typically presents in Caucasians with a relatively light skin tone. This cancer is more likely to kill a patient than malignant melanoma. Immune therapy is proving effective in about 50% of patients.