Medical Therapies and Their Effects on Skin Cancer


Patients with fair skin, sun damage, and genetic predisposition to skin cancer need to be followed closely for the development of skin cancer. There are therapies that are additional risk factors in these patients, and some of these will be discussed in this chapter.


PUVA Keratoacanthoma Merkel cell tumor Nonmelanoma skin cancer Thiopurines Calcineruin inhibitors Cyclosporine 6-mercaptopurines Mycophenolate mofetil Retinoids Narrow-band UVB 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of MedicineSUNY Downstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyWeil Cornell Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA

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