Letters to the Editor
Imiquimod to Treat Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinomas
Am Fam Physician. 2005 Jul 1;72(01):41.
to the editor: It was good to see the review article1 of basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. Please note that, since this article was written, imiquimod 5% cream (Aldara) has received approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of some types of actinic keratoses and basal cell cancers. It is specifically indicated for the treatment of biopsy-confirmed, primary superficial basal cell carcinoma in immunocompetent adults, with a maximum tumor diameter of 2 cm.2
1. Stulberg DL, Crandell B, Fawcett RS. Diagnosis and treatment of basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. Am Fam Physician. 2004;70:1481–8.
2. Aldara [package insert]. St. Paul, Minn.: 3M Pharmaceuticals, 2004.
editor’s note: 3M Pharmaceuticals manufactures imiquimod.
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