Which medications are used for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma (BCC)?

Updated: Mar 23, 2021
  • Author: Robert S Bader, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Medications used for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) include the following:

  • Topical antineoplastic agents (eg, 5-fluorouracil, imiquimod)
  • The photosensitizing agent methyl aminolevulinate cream
  • The acetylenic retinoid tazarotene
  • Hedgehog pathway inhibitors (HHIs)
  • A programmed death–1 (PD-1) inhibitor

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