Ever wonder what dermatologists are reading about actinic keratoses?
The following articles have been published in scientific journals, and many dermatologists consider these noteworthy. Due to copyright protections, links are not provided. Many articles and abstracts can be found online. You should be able to find the journals in medical libraries and large public libraries.

Abadir DM. Combination of topical 5-fluorouracil with cryotherapy for treatment of actinic keratoses. J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1983 May;9(5):403-4.

Beacham BE. Solar-induced epidermal tumors in the elderly. Am Fam Physician. 1990 Jul;42(1):153-60.

Billano RA, et al.  Hypertrophic actinic keratosis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1982 Oct;7(4):484-9.

Black HS, et al.  Effect of a low-fat diet on the incidence of actinic keratosis. N Engl J Med. 1994 May 5;330(18):1272-5.

Boone CW, et al.  Intraepithelial neoplasia, surrogate endpoint biomarkers, and cancer chemoprevention. J Cell Biochem Suppl. 1993;17F:37-48.

Carag HR, et al.  Utility of step sections: demonstration of additional pathological findings in biopsy samples initially diagnosed as actinic keratosis.  Arch Dermatol. 2000 Apr;136(4):471-5.

Cockerell CJ. Histopathology of incipient intraepidermal squamous cell carcinoma (“actinic keratosis”). J Am Acad Dermatol. 2000 Jan;42(1 Pt 2):11-7.

Cohn BA. From sunlight to actinic keratosis to squamous cell carcinoma. J Am Acad  Dermatol. 2000 Jan;42(1 Pt 1):143-4.

Coleman WP, et al. Dermabrasion for prophylaxis and treatment of actinic keratoses. Dermatol Surg. 1996 Jan;22(1):17-21.

Dinehart SM, et al. Metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma derived from actinic keratosis. Cancer. 1997 Mar 1;79(5):920-3.

Dinehart SM. The treatment of actinic keratoses. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2000 Jan;42(1 Pt 2):25-8.

Dodson JM, et al. Malignant potential of actinic keratoses and the controversy over treatment: A patient-oriented perspective. Arch Dermatol. 1991 Jul;127(7):1029-31.

Drake LA, et al. Guidelines of care for actinic keratoses: Committee on Guidelines of Care. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1995 Jan;32(1):95-8.

Evans C, et al. Actinic keratosis: time to call a spade a spade. South Med J. 2000 Jul;93(7):734-6.

Feldman SR, et al. Destructive procedures are the standard of care for treatment of actinic keratoses. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1999 Jan;40(1):43-7.  

Frost CA, et al. Epidemiology of solar keratoses. Br J Dermatol. 1994 Oct;131(4):455-64.

Goldberg LH, et al. Proliferative actinic keratosis. Int J Dermatol. 1994 May;33(5):341-5.

Goldberg LH, et al. Proliferative actinic keratosis: three representative cases. Dermatol Surg. 2000 Jan;26(1):65-9.

Graham GF. Advances in cryosurgery during the past decade. Cutis. 1993 Dec;52(6):365-72.

Graham GF. Cryosurgery. Clin Plast Surg. 1993 Jan;20(1):131-47.

Green A, et al. Incidence and determinants of skin cancer in a high-risk Australian population. Int J Cancer.  1990 Sep 15;46(3):356-61.

Grimaitre M, et al. Topical colchicine therapy for actinic keratoses. Dermatology. 2000;200(4):346-8.

Guenthner ST, et al. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas consistently show histologic evidence of in situ changes: a clinicopathologic correlation. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1999 Sep;41(3 Pt 1):443-8.

Harvey I, et al. Non-melanoma skin cancer and solar keratoses. I. Methods and descriptive results of the South Wales Skin Cancer Study. Br J Cancer. 1996 Oct;74(8):1302-7.

Harvey I, et al. Non-melanoma skin cancer and solar keratoses II analytical results of the South Wales Skin Cancer Study.Br J Cancer. 1996 Oct;74(8):1308-12.

Heaphy, Jr, MR, et al. The nature of solar keratosis: a critical review in historical perspective.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2000 Jul;43(1 Pt 1):138-50.

Hurwitz RM, et al. Solar keratosis: an evolving squamous cell carcinoma. Benign or malignant?
Dermatol Surg. 1995 Feb;21(2):184.

Jaax S, et al.  General guidelines for a low-fat diet effective in the management and prevention of non-melanoma skin cancer. Nutr Cancer. 1997;27(2):150-6.

Jeffes EW, et al. Photodynamic therapy of actinic keratosis with topical 5-aminolevulinic acid. A pilot dose-ranging study. Arch Dermatol. 1997 Jun;133(6):727-32.

Jensen P, et al. Skin cancer in kidney and heart transplant recipients and different long-term immunosuppressive therapy regimens. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2000 Feb;42(2 Pt 1):307.

Jorizzo J, et al. Randomized trial evaluating a new 0.5% fluorouracil formulation demonstrates efficacy after 1-, 2-, or 4-week treatment in patients with actinic keratosis. Cutis. 2002 Dec;70(6):335-9.

Kuflik AS, et al. Actinic keratosis and squamous cell carcinoma. Am Fam Physician. 1994 Mar;49(4):817-20. 994;49:817-820.

Kwa RE, et al. Biology of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1992 Jan;26(1):1-26.

Lawrence N, et al.  A comparison of the efficacy and safety of Jessner's solution and 35% trichloroacetic acid vs 5% fluorouracil in the treatment of widespread facial actinic keratoses.
Arch Dermatol. 1995 Feb;131(2):176-81.

Lawrence N. New and emerging treatments for photoaging. Dermatol Clin. 2000 Jan;18(1):99-112.

Levy S,et al. A pharmacokinetic evaluation of 0.5% and 5% fluorouracil topical cream in patients with actinic keratosis. Clin Ther. 2001 Jun;23(6):908-20.

Lippman SM, et al. Retinoids as preventive and therapeutic anticancer agents (Part I). Cancer Treat Rep. 1987 Apr;71(4):391-405.

Lober BA, et al. Actinic keratosis is squamous cell carcinoma. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2000 Nov;43(5 Pt 1):881-2.

Loven K, et al. Evaluation of the efficacy and tolerability of 0.5% fluorouracil cream and 5% fluorouracil cream applied to each side of the face in patients with actinic keratosis. Clin Ther  2002 Jun;24(6):990-1000.

Lubritz RR et al. Cryosurgery cure rate of actinic keratoses. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1982 Nov;7(5):631-2.

Marks R, et al. Solar keratoses. The association with erythemal ultra-violet radiation in Australia. Cancer. 1985 Nov 1;56(9):2332-6.

Marks R, et al. Spontaneous remission of solar keratoses: the case for conservative management. Br J Dermatol. 1986 Dec;115(6):649-55.

Marks R, et al. Malignant transformation of solar keratoses to squamous cell carcinoma. Lancet. 1988 Apr 9;1(8589):795-7.

Marks R., et al. The relationship of basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas to solar keratoses. Arch Dermatol. 1988 Jul;124(7):1039-42.

Marks RC. Solar keratosis. Br J Dermatol. 1990 Apr;122 Suppl 35:49-54.

Marks R., et al. The role of childhood exposure to sunlight in the development of solar keratoses and non-melanocytic skin cancer. Med J Aust. 1990 Jan 15;152(2):62-6.

Marks R. An overview of skin cancers. Incidence and causation. Cancer. 1995 Jan 15;75(2 Suppl):607-12.

Miller DL, et al. Nonmelanoma skin cancer in the United States: incidence. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1994 May;30(5 Pt 1):774-8.

Moon TE , et al. Effect of retinol in preventing squamous cell skin cancer in moderate-risk subjects: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial. Southwest Skin Cancer Prevention Study Group. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers and Prev. 1997 Nov;6(11):949-56. 

Moy RL. Clinical presentation of actinic keratoses and squamous cell carcinoma. J Am Acad Dermatol.  2000 Jan;42(1 Pt 2):8-10.

Nelson MA, et al. Analysis of the p53 gene in human precancerous actinic keratosis lesions and squamous cell cancers. Cancer Lett. 1994 Sep 30;85(1):23-9.

Peck, GL. Topical tretinoin in actinic keratosis and basal cell carcinoma. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1986 Oct;15(4 Pt 2):829-35.

Picascia DD, et al. Actinic cheilitis: a review of the etiology, differential diagnosis, and treatment.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 1987 Aug;17(2 Pt 1):255-64..

Salasche SJ. Epidemiology of actinic keratoses and squamous cell carcinoma. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2000 Jan;42(1 Pt 2):4-7.

Schwartz RA. Premalignant keratinocytic neoplasms. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1996 Aug;35(2 Pt 1):223-42.
Schwartz, RA. The actinic keratosis. A perspective and update. Dermatol Surg. 1997 Nov;23(11):1009-19; quiz 1020-1.

Sober AJ, et al. Percursors to skin cancer. Cancer. 1995 Jan 15;75(2 Suppl):645-50. 

Soufir N, et al. P16 UV mutations in human skin epithelial tumors. Oncogene. 1999 Sep 23;18(39):5477-81.

Thompson SC, et al. Reduction of solar keratoses by regular sunscreen use. N Engl J Med. 1993 Oct 14;329(16):1147-51.  

Vitasa BC, et al. Association of nonmelanoma skin cancer and actinic keratosis with cumulative solar ultraviolet exposure in Maryland watermen. Cancer. 1990 Jun 15;65(12):2811-7.

Weinstock MA. Nonmelanoma skin cancer mortality in the United States, 1969 through 1988. Arch Dermatol. 1993 Oct;129(10):1286-90.

Weiss JW, Menter A, Hevia O, Jones T, Ling M, Rist T. Effective treatment of actinic keratosis with 0.5% fluorouracil cream for 1, 2, or 4 weeks. Cutis. 2002 Aug;70(2 Suppl):22-9.

Yu RC, et al. A histopathological study of 643 cutaneous horns. Br J Dermatol. 1991 May;124(5):449-52.

Ziegler A, el al. Sunburn and p53 in the onset of skin cancer. Nature. 1994 Dec 22-29;372(6508):773-6.

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