New drugs treat advanced stages of a common skin cancer

November 25, 2014 1:36 PM

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New drugs treat advanced stages of a common skin cancer

The most commonly-occurring cancer in the U.S. is basal-cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer that is often treated with surgery or other procedures, and rarely fatal.

Basal-cell carcinoma doesn’t often progress to advanced stages, but when it does, it can be life-threatening. Only recently are drug therapies available for advanced disease.

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