Actinic Keratosis

Skin Cancer and the Cutaneous Microbiome: Thinking Small May Produce Big Results
April 13, 2022

The human microbiota and its involvement in human health and disease has been emphasized in recent years. Now, researchers have begun to explore whether a patient’s unique microbiota may influence skin cancer risk and response to therapy.

Study: RCM for Monitoring AKs Treated with ALA-PDT
December 17, 2021

A recent study evaluated reflective confocal microscopy for actinic keratosis treated with 5-aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy.

Study: Pulsed Dye Laser-Mediated PDT for AK
December 17, 2021

A study investigated pulsed dye laser-mediated photodynamic therapy compared to conventional PDT for actinic keratosis.

Daylight PDT vs Cryosurgery for AK Prevention
November 18, 2021

A recent study aimed to examine daylight photodynamic therapy vs cryosurgery for the prevention of actinic keratoses in photodamaged facial skin.

ALA PDT Long-Term Effect on Photoaging
November 18, 2021

In this study, researchers aim to find the long-term improvements on photoaging after ALA-PDT for AK.

Update on Actinic Keratosis Causes and Care Plans
November 14, 2021

Brian Berman, MD, PhD, maps the root causes, prevention strategies, and latest treatments for this widespread precancer at 2021 Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference for PAs & NPs.

The Role of Diet in Photodynamic Therapy for Actinic Keratosis
October 13, 2021

A recent study examines the role of a vegan or omnivore diet on photodynamic therapy for actinic keratosis.

Study: Daylight PDT vs Conventional PDT for Actinic Keratosis Treatment
October 13, 2021

Researchers examine whether daylight PDT is less painful but equally as effective as conventional PDT as treatment for actinic keratosis.

AK Overview: Current Guidelines and Emerging Therapies
September 30, 2021

A review of the American Academy of Dermatology guidelines and current treatment improvements for actinic keratosis were discussed during a presentation at Maui Derm NP+PA Fall 2021.

New Drugs Tackle Tough Challenges
September 30, 2021

Potential game-changers in the pipeline and newly FDA-approved treatments were highlighted in an overview of new drugs to watch at Maui Derm NP+PA Fall 2021 meeting.