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Recurrence of Basal Cell Carcinoma Uncommon After Mohs Surgery

Recurrence of Basal Cell Carcinoma Uncommon After Mohs Surgery July 23, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: I have had Mohs surgery three times in the past 18 months to remove a basal cell carcinoma on my nose. Is there some other treatment that I should be pursuing? Is it common to [...]

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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

Skin Cancer Treatment Study

In it's advanced stages, basal cell carcinoma-the most common form of skin cancer-can be big trouble. But there's been very few treatment options for advanced disease.  In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic tells us about a study that may change that. To listen, click the [...]

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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 [...]

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