Imiquimod melanoma

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Avatar m tn html?WT.ec_id=NCOMMS-20130305 Aldara is a cream used for topical treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer, and is thought to act through stimulation of anti-tumour immunity. The active ingredient, imiquimod, has been shown to stimulate toll-like receptor 7. Aldara also induces psoriasis-like lesions when applied to naive murine skin, and as such is used as a mouse model for psoriasis. Here we find that in naive murine skin, Aldara induces inflammation largely independently of toll-like receptor 7.
Avatar n tn Hi. The US FDA recommends that Aldara (Imiquimod) be used with caution in patients with pre-existing autoimmune disease. It's not absolutely contraindicated for someone with an autoimmune problem, but Aldara has not been properly evaluated for these types of patients, so care should be taken when Aldara is used in these cases. The US FDA also does not officially approve its use for melanoma or pre-melanoma (lentigo maligna).
Avatar m tn catalog_no=IMG-2208 Imiquimod and resiquimod as novel immunomodulators http://jac.oxfordjournals.org/content/48/6/751.
Avatar m tn Are these moles clearly cancerous/melanoma? Or is the only way to tell is to have a biopsy? 2. Lets say they are cancerous/melanoma, for the big one and from the physical aspects of it, does it pose any risk to my survival at this point? I know that the bigger the tumor growth, the higher chance it will spread. 3. What kind of Dr should I see, a dermatologist? Would they have to biopsy it first? 4. If I need to get it removed, how will the surgery procedure go down? Is it a one man job?
Avatar m tn does it make any sense to try this vaccine during pegintf or for those with very low hbsag levels with monthly injections in a skin area previously treated with imiquimod (with also zadaxin added for the lucky ones who has it), the vaccine seems inexpensive and if it makes no harm it would be a good try are there any trials on these new hbv vaccines in combo with peg intf and zadaxin, i couldn t find any?