actinic cancer

actinic cancer

Any skin cancer—specifically, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and melanoma—which is attributable to excess exposure to UV radiation, most common in the head and neck, followed by the legs and trunk; especially common in Caucasians.

actinic cancer

A skin cancer attributable to excess exposure to solar radiation, most common in the head & neck, followed by the legs and trunk. See Actinic keratosis, Melanoma.
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Chen and Australian colleagues enrolled 386 people in their multicenter, double-blind trial (Oral Nicotinamide to Reduce Actinic Cancer [ONTRAC]).
Nicotinamide, an inexpensive, over-the-counter form of vitamin B3, is safe and effective for the chemoprevention of nonmelanoma skin cancer in patients at high risk, based on data from the Australian Oral Nicotinamide to Reduce Actinic Cancer (ONTRAC) study.
Researchers reported the outcomes of the Phase 3 Oral Nicotinamide to Reduce Actinic Cancer (ONTRAC) Study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology this year.