A Pilot Study of the Treatment of Facial Nodular and Nodulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma With Double Curettage and Cautery Followed by Application of Imiquimod to the Base

2014-08-26 22:38:58 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine recurrence rates of nodular Basal Cell Carcinomas on the face removed with curettage and electrodessication (cautery) followed by application of Imiquimod cream to the base and further to achieve lower recurrence rates than after treatment with curettage and electrodessication alone.

Description

Basal Cell Carcinomas (BCC) are the commonest form of skin cancer in the white population. The face is where they most frequently occur and the nodular BCCs are the commonest type. Curettage and cautery/electrodessication (C&C) has been an established way of management of nodular BCCs for years, being a simple surgical procedure readily performed in outpatient clinics with good aesthetic results and high cure rates. The purpose of this study is to determine recurrence rates of nodular BCCs on the face removed with C&C followed by application of Imiquimod cream to the base and further to achieve lower recurrence rates than after treatment with C&C alone. Imiquimod is an immune response modifier with anti-tumour effects already licensed for the treatment of superficial BCCs in the UK.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Intervention

Imiquimod cream, curettage and cautery

Location

Dermatology Department, Western Infirmary
Glasgow
Lanarkshire
United Kingdom
G11 6NT

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of Glasgow

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-26T22:38:58-0400

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