Innovative modifications of conventional treatments for actinic keratosis (AK) can help patients live with this chronic disease in more comfort and greater safety, and with potentially improved outcomes.
The European Dermatology Forum and International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) has created international treatment guidelines for actinic keratosis that include optimal treatment strategies and recommendations.
Melanoma patients with fewer than 50 nevi may develop more aggressive melanomas than those with greater than 50 nevi, underscoring the need for education and consideration for skin cancer screening in all patients based on their overall risk.
Immunosuppressed patients have a greater risk for developing high-risk non-melanoma skin cancer, which can typically be more aggressive in this patient population. As such, a multidisciplinary approach is required when contemplating appropriate treatment and management of this patient population.
Precision medicine appears to be the future of healthcare and the use of big data is proving to be invaluable in achieving this goal. The vast amounts of molecular and other valuable data currently being collected at huge databases and used to create personalized medicine is part of a grand and inevitable formula to revolutionize modern medicine.