New skin patch treatment kills most common form of skin cancer | Machines Like Us

 

One in three cancers diagnosed around the world are skin cancers. In the USA, 1 in 5 Americans will get skin cancer at some point in their lives.

There are two types of skin cancers:

1) melanomas, which form deep in the cells that generate skin pigment, and

2) non-melanoma cancers, like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma

This patch treats basal cell carcinoma, specifically. It killed the cancer in 80% of all patients, although the sampling was pretty small (10 patients, all of whom were tested at 3 years after treatment).

In this study, a total of 10 patients between the ages of 32 and 74 years with facial basal cell carcinoma were treated with custom-made and fully sealed P-32 patches. Subjects had lesions near the eyes, the nose and the forehead, and all were treated locally with the P-32 patch for three hours on an outpatient basis. The custom patches were reapplied on the fourth and seventh days after the first treatment for another three hours each, delivering a fragmented dose of 100 Gy (a measurement of radiation exposure) to the cancerous lesions only—without harming deeper structures or other areas of healthy skin on the face. Biopsies were taken at three months and repeated within the three years that followed treatment, and eight out of 10 patients were found to be entirely cured and cancer free.

via New skin patch treatment kills most common form of skin cancer | Machines Like Us.

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About Karen Saint Marie

Hi! I'm Karen Saint Marie. I have worked in the fields of health care, nutrition and mental wellness since 1991. Over the past two decades, I became aware that almost everyone is interested in how to feel better, live better and think better. The problem is, most people find it impossible to prioritize their physical and mental health while juggling family, jobs, and community projects. I have helped many individuals and small groups learn to identify, understand and implement better health and wellness practices. Wellness is a many-fold process. To begin, pick a place to start and get the process going. Being healthy in mind and body doesn't mean spending hours every day focused on healthy living. Instead, it is easier to make healthy living a natural and enjoyable part of our lives. Taking care of our minds means putting the right things in our bodies. It means pushing our minds in fun and explorative ways. Learning about the latest neuroscience and psychological research is helpful. It shows us the easiest ways to keep our brains humming along, well into our later years. Taking care of our bodies means being aware of our movements. It means making good choices for healthy foods, even when we eat out for most of our meals. It doesn't have to be hard, and, it can be a lot of fun. Living a great life doesn't have to come at a high price. It just involves knowing what is needed, and then, doing some small part of that every day. You can contact me at karen.saintmarie@gmail.com.

Posted on June 24, 2012, in Cancer, Research and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Most of the time, skin cancer is caused by too much exposure to UV radiation and malnutrition. .

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