Evidence for treatment of epidermal keratinocyte neoplasms

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Abstract

The number of Dutch people with skin cancer and its early stages is increasing. Approximately 1.4 million Dutch people over 50 have actinic keratosis - one of the pre-stages. There are various treatments for this condition, but until now, there was no consensus about which treatment was the best. Our study shows that 5-fluorouracil cream is most effectively appreciated by patients and is the cheapest treatment. One in 5-6 Dutch people get the most common form of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma. There are various treatments for the superficial form of basal cell carcinoma. In this study, 3 different non-invasive treatments are compared. We found that imiquimod was the most effective.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Steijlen, Peter, Supervisor
  • Mosterd, Klara, Advisor
  • Kelleners - Smeets, Nicole, Advisor
Award date10 May 2019
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789463753272
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Skin cancer
  • actinic keratosis
  • basal cell carcinoma

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