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GIORNALE ITALIANO DI DERMATOLOGIA E VENEREOLOGIA
A Journal on Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Official Journal of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 1,014
OPTIMIZING MANAGEMENT ON NON-MELANOMA SKIN CANCERS
Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2009 August;144(4):441-4
Actinic keratosis: precancer, squamous cell carcinoma, or marker of field cancerization?
DeltondoJ. A. , Helm K. F.
Departments of Pathology and Dermatology, Penn State-Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USA
The early detection, recognition, and progression of the actinic keratosis (AK) and its relationship with squamous cell carcinoma have long been an area of debate. Recent advancements in medicine have examined the role of field cancerization in a variety of tumors. The role of AK as a marker for field cancerization will be here discussed.