What is the role of field-directed therapy in the treatment of actinic keratosis? Part 1: overview and investigational topical agents.

@article{Berman2012WhatIT,
  title={What is the role of field-directed therapy in the treatment of actinic keratosis? Part 1: overview and investigational topical agents.},
  author={B. Berman and David M. Cohen and Sadegh Amini},
  journal={Cutis},
  year={2012},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={241-50}
}
Actinic keratosis (AK) constitutes the initial epidermal lesion in a disease continuum that may progress to invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). A number of treatment options are available to clear lesions, and thus reduce the risk for progression. Field-directed approaches are primarily used to clear multiple AKs and subclinical lesions. Current field-directed approaches still have a number of unmet needs, and a number of investigational agents are being evaluated. Topical therapy can be… CONTINUE READING

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