All patients were 18 years of age or older and had biopsy-confirmed primary basal cell carcinomas
We reviewed the medical records of 165 patients who had undergone a wide surgical excision (negative margins) of one or more basal cell carcinomas
of the head and neck.
6, 1991 and have entered into a Right of First Refusal agreement for Medicis to market Aminolevulinic Acid Photodynamic Therapy (ALA PDT) in the United States for the treatment of dermatological conditions, including actinic keratoses, basal cell carcinomas
, psoriasis and warts.
The manifestations of NBCCS include multiple basal cell carcinomas
, odontogenic keratocysts, palmar and plantar pitting, dural calcifications, craniofacial anomalies, medulloblastomas and other intracranial tumors, ovarian fibromas, and various degrees of mental retardation.
By applying the scanner's ultrasound imaging technology to measure pre-treatment tumor thickness and to map the regression of basal cell carcinomas
as a result of (PDT), we have established a new application for the scanner, effectively opening an entirely new market.
The safety and effectiveness of Aldara Cream have not been established for other types of basal cell carcinomas
, including nodular, morpheaform (fibrosing or sclerosing) types.
In two phase III trials, regular treatment with imiquimod for 6 weeks led to resolution of about 80% of superficial basal cell carcinomas
in 364 treated patients, Dr.
Of these, almost 1 million are basal cell carcinomas
In small but important tests, confocal microscopy came close to matching results of Mohs surgery in determining tumor clearance, and it accurately determined which basal cell carcinomas
were cleared with imiquimod cream.
One out of every three new cancers is a skin cancer, and the vast majority are basal cell carcinomas
, often referred to by the abbreviation, BCC.
The biggest increase occurred in basal cell carcinomas
in women, wrote Dr.
However, new medical therapies, imiquimod and fluorouracil, commonly called 5FU, are emerging as effective weapons for treating superficial basal cell carcinomas
in combination with surgery.