UVB phototherapy and skin cancer risk: a review of the literature.

@article{Lee2005UVBPA,
  title={UVB phototherapy and skin cancer risk: a review of the literature.},
  author={Ernest E Lee and John Koo and Tim Berger},
  journal={International journal of dermatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={355-60}
}
BACKGROUND UVB phototherapy is a common treatment modality for psoriasis and other skin diseases. Although UVB has been in use for many decades, many clinicians are hesitant to use this type of phototherapy because of concern over increasing the skin cancer risk. Over the past 20 years, numerous studies have been published examining this issue, but a consensus or analysis of the skin cancer risk is required for the dermatologist to make an educated risk-benefit analysis. OBJECTIVE To assess… CONTINUE READING