Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology

Topical cream is potential alternative to surgery for common type of skin cancer, study finds


A topical skin cream could be used as a viable alternative to surgery for patients with a common type of skin cancer, a study led by researchers at The University of Nottingham found.

The research, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, found that imiquimod had high levels of success when used to treat basal cell carcinoma (BCC) over a period of five years.

Hywel Williams, Professor of Dermato-Epidemiology and Co-Director of the Centre of Evidence-based Dermatology at the University, led the study along with Professor Fiona Bath-Hextall, Professor of Evidence-Based Healthcare in the University’s School of Health Sciences.

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Posted on Tuesday 13th December 2016

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