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Fox Chase Cancer Center Offers Topical Gel To Treat Precursor To Skin Cancer

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January 24, 2002
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Individuals with parapsoriasis, a red, scaly rash located in the “bathing suit” area, could be at risk for developing a potentially deadly cancer. Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center are conducting an innovative clinical trial using bexarotene (Targretin®), a form of vitamin A in a topical gel, to treat parapsoriasis and prevent the disease from progressing into cancer.

PHILADELPHIA - Individuals with parapsoriasis, a red, scaly rash located in the “bathing suit” area, could be at risk for developing a potentially deadly cancer. Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center are conducting an innovative clinical trial using bexarotene (Targretin®), a form of vitamin A in a topical gel, to treat parapsoriasis and prevent the disease from progressing into cancer.


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