Topical immunotherapy combo effective against early skin cancer

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School have shown that a combination of 2 topical drugs can trigger an immune response against precancerous skin lesions. The study was published yesterday in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. The 2 drugs, calcipotriol and 5-fluorouracil, have been in use for years – topical 5-fluorouracil is prescribed to treat actinic keratosis. Calcipotriol is indicated by the FDA for psoriasis, an autoimmune disorder that presents with red, scaly patches of skin. The researchers combined the 2 drugs and evaluated the combination’s efficacy against actinic keratosis, a precursor to squamous cell carcinoma. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Topical immunotherapy combo effective against early skin cancer appeared first on MassDevice.
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