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By HECTOR MARTINEZ SAID Melanoma Clinic Coordinator at NCI Mexico
Tasnuva Haque, Khondaker M Rahman, David E Thurston, Jonathan Hadgraft, Majella E Lane
The global incidence of skin cancer and actinic keratosis (AK) has increased dramatically in recent years. Although many tumours are treated with surgery or radiotherapy topical therapy has a place in the management of certain superficial skin neoplasms and AK. This review considers skin physiology, non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), the relationship between AK and skin cancer and drugs administered topically for these conditions. The dermal preparations for management of NMSC and AK are discussed in detail. Notably few studies have examined drug disposition in cancerous skin or in AK...
September 18, 2015: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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