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Study Leads to New Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma Drug

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — June 6, 2012.  It's the most common form of skin cancer, but in its advanced stages, basal cell carcinoma has the potential to become disfiguring and life threatening. An international phase 2 study headed by Mayo Clinic led to the recent Food and Drug Administration approval of [...]

Created by Julie Janovsky-Mason

New Drug For Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma

It’s the most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, and in its advanced stages can become disfiguring and life threatening. For patients with few treatment options, a Mayo Clinic - led study has found that the drug Erivedge (vismodegib) can shrink advanced basal cell carcinoma tumors. The tumors shrank in 43 [...]

Created by Susana Shephard