Radiation Therapy in Dermatology: Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

May 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 5 | Original Article | 464 | Copyright © 2017

Nikoo Cheraghi MD,a Armand Cognetta Jr. MD,b and David Goldberg MDc

aNew York Medical College, Dermatology, New York, NY bFlorida State University College of Medicine, Dermatology, Tallahassee, FL cSkin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey, New York, NY; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Rutgers Medical School, Newark, NJ

Abstract

Background: Dermatologists were historically well versed in the use of radiation therapy for the management of non-melanoma skin cancers and various inflammatory dermatologic conditions. With the advent of Mohs micrographic surgery and therapeutic discoveries for treating inflammatory dermatoses, radiotherapy assumed loss of a role in the clinical repertoire of the dermatologist. In recent years, its importance has again been realized for the management of non-melanoma skin cancers not amenable to surgical treatment or as adjuvant or palliative therapy.

Objective: To review the evolving use of radiation therapy in the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer.

Methods and Materials: All published literature regarding the applications of radiotherapy for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer were analyzed and collated.

Results: A comprehensive review of radiotherapy for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer was outlined.

Conclusion: Dermatologists should be well versed in radiation therapy in order to deliver the best possible care for patients, as radiotherapy is an important adjuvant tool for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer.

J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(5):464-469.

Purchase Original Article

Purchase a single fully formatted PDF of the original manuscript as it was published in the JDD.

Download the original manuscript as it was published in the JDD.

Contact a member of the JDD Sales Team to request a quote or purchase bulk reprints, e-prints or international translation requests.

To get access to JDD's full-text articles and archives, upgrade here.

Save an unformatted copy of this article for on-screen viewing.

Print the full-text of article as it appears on the JDD site.

→ proceed | ↑ close

  • 1

Related Articles