The kinetics of skin cancer: progression of actinic keratosis to squamous cell carcinoma.

@article{Fuchs2007TheKO,
  title={The kinetics of skin cancer: progression of actinic keratosis to squamous cell carcinoma.},
  author={Aaron Fuchs and Ellen S. Marmur},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2007},
  volume={33 9},
  pages={1099-101}
}
BACKGROUND Actinic keratoses (AKs) are intraepidermal skin tumors that have the potential to progress to squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs). SCCs are the second most common cancer with more than 200,000 cases each year in America. Approximately 10% of AKs will progress to SCCs. This progression is thought to be due to chronic sun exposure, specifically ultraviolet B sunlight. OBJECTIVE Understanding the kinetics of this developmental process can help physicians better evaluate and subsequently… CONTINUE READING

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