MELANOMA DRUG VEMURAFENIB MAY INCREASE RISK OF SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA

According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Vemurafenib (Zelboraf) speeds the growth of squamous cell carcinoma. HealthDay explained that “roughly one-quarter of patients who take the medication develop a troublesome side effect: secondary skin cancers called squamous cell carcinomas.”

Robert S. Bader, M.D., Dermatologist

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