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Special Issue "New Perspectives in the Treatment of Skin Disease"
A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Oncology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2021) | Viewed by 16259
Special Issue Editors
Interests: melanoma; non melanoma skin cancer; photoaging; cutaneous lymphomas
Interests: melanoma; non-melanoma skin cancer; actinic keratoses; transplanted patients
Special Issue Information
Skin diseases are very common and have a great social impact. Indeed, in patients suffering from chronic inflammatory skin diseases, the presence of lesions in visible anatomical areas, itching and the need for continuous care negatively affects the quality of life both for the patients themselves and for the caregivers.
On the other hand, neoplastic skin diseases are extremely relevant. Non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC) are in fact the most common malignancy in humans, with a higher incidence in chronically immunosuppressed patients, whereas melanoma, despite its relative rarity, is still burdened by an important risk of metastatic dissemination and by a poor prognosis.
In recent years, the treatment of skin diseases has undergone a revolution, thanks to innovative surgical techniques and biological therapies, able to modify the immune system response or target specific molecules. The perspective to identify personalized therapeutic strategies will ensure a more certain improvement in patients’ quality of life and optimize the cost-benefit ratio of the treatment itself.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to discuss new therapeutic approaches to inflammatory and neoplastic skin diseases, giving information about their mechanisms of action, indications, efficacy, side effects, and contraindications.
Prof. Paola Savoia
Dr. Elisa Zavattaro
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Non-melanoma skin cancer
- Skin tumor treatment
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Systemic therapy in NMSC
- Topical treatment of NMSC
- Non-surgical treatment of cutaneous tumors