Treatment decisions in basal cell carcinoma (BCC) are driven by estimated risk for recurrence. Although surgery is the treatment of choice for the majority of high-risk BCC, some large, deep, aggressive, or recurrent tumors can be classified as locally advanced and are best treated with systemic therapy. This Infographic activity provides detailed education on identifying high-risk BCC, the rationale for Mohs surgery, and appropriate use of local therapies. The role and place of systemic therapy is also defined, with an emphasis on the efficacy and limitations of Hedgehog pathway inhibitors (HPI) and the recent emergence of immunotherapy on the treatment landscape.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
Chief, Translational Research and Immunotherapy
Director, Melanoma Center and Phase I Immuno-Oncology Program
The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute
Los Angeles, CA
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
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