SCC prevention is real target in treating actinic keratoses

October 1, 2012

Options for topical treatment of actinic keratoses (AKs) are increasing, but in choosing a management approach, dermatologists should keep in mind that AKs are a premalignant condition, and the ultimate goal of therapy is prevention of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Field treatment is the key to managing the entire disease, says Neal Bhatia, M.D.