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Basal Cell Carcinoma (Rodent Ulcer) Summary

Description: A malignant skin neoplasm that seldom metastasizes but has potentialities for local invasion and destruction. Clinically it is divided into types: nodular, cicatricial, morphaic, and erythematoid (pagetoid). They develop on hair-bearing skin, most commonly on sun-exposed areas. Approximately 85% are found on the head and neck area and the remaining 15% on the trunk and limbs. (From DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1471)

Also Known As: Rodent Ulcer; Carcinoma, Basal Cell; Basal Cell Carcinomas; Basal Cell Epithelioma; Basal Cell Epitheliomas Show All >>

Networked: 2863 relevant articles (158 outcomes, 331 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Basal Cell Carcinoma

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. imiquimod (Aldara) : 40 outcomes 49 studies in 226 results : FDA 4 Generic
  2. 1-phenyl-3,3-dimethyltriazene (PDT) : 38 outcomes 24 studies in 193 results : IBA
  3. Cosmetics : 8 outcomes 8 studies in 63 results : IBA
  4. Aminolevulinic Acid (Levulan) : 6 outcomes 3 studies in 33 results : FDA 1
  5. Fluorouracil (Carac) : 3 outcomes 8 studies in 48 results : FDA 33 Generic
  6. Interferons : 2 outcomes 1 study in 32 results : IBA
  7. Cisplatin (Platino) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 15 results : FDA 6 Generic
  8. Retinoids : 2 outcomes 1 study in 10 results : IBA
  9. Interferon Alfa-2b (Interferon Alfa 2b) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 9 results : FDA 2
  10. Dihematoporphyrin Ether (Porfimer Sodium) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 6 results : FDA 2
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Diseases Related to Basal Cell Carcinoma

  1. Actinic Keratosis
  2. Bowen's Disease (Disease, Bowen)
  3. Squamous Cell Carcinoma (Epidermoid Carcinoma)
  4. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  5. Melanoma (Melanoma, Malignant)
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Key Therapies for Basal Cell Carcinoma

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  1. Photochemotherapy (Photodynamic Therapy) : 43 outcomes 44 studies in 259 results
  2. Mohs Surgery (Mohs' Micrographic Surgery) : 9 outcomes 18 studies in 204 results
  3. Curettage : 5 outcomes 9 studies in 72 results
  4. Radiotherapy : 4 outcomes 10 studies in 135 results
  5. Cryotherapy (Therapy, Cold) : 4 outcomes 8 studies in 32 results
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