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Cancer Drug May Help Improve Sun-damaged Skin

Posted: June 16, 2009

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"It is possible that for some patients topical fluorouracil may have an important role against photoaging," they wrote. "For others, however, it may not be cosmetically acceptable given that a standard course of therapy may last two to three weeks and the ensuring reaction can persist for several more weeks. Undoubtedly, there will be patients who desire a therapy such as topical fluorouracil for cosmetic purposes given the relatively low cost of this therapy compared with ablative laser resurfacing."

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