Imiquimod Targets Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Imiquimod Targets Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Actinic keratosis (AK) appears as a rough, dry, scaly patch or growth on the exposed skin. If it is left untreated, AKs may turn into squamous cell carcinoma or in some cases it may turn into basal cell carcinomas, the most common form of skin cancer. Topical imiquimod is approved for the treatment of AK, superficial basal cell carcinoma, and external genital warts.

Modern Medicine – Issue 4 2021