Paid Research Study Targets Actinic Keratosis Lesions
Rough, scaly patches on the face, scalp and other areas that receive a lot of sun exposure could be more than just dry skin--especially if they are discolored. They could be evidence of a pre-cancerous skin condition called Actinic Keratosis, or AK. While many AK lesions remain benign, left untreated they hold the potential to become any type of skin cancer, particularly squamous cell carcinoma.
Rates of Actinic Keratosis In Arizona Are High
People in Arizona—especially those with fair skin—are among those who are particularly susceptible to AK. The state’s proximity to the equator and its altitude mean less atmospheric (UV) protection for residents. Additionally, Arizona's year-round warmth and sunshine entices many to spend long hours exposed to the elements. But all that glorious sunshine may also increase the risk for skin cancer.
If you have ever been diagnosed with Actinic Keratosis, you will know that dermatologists typically treat it one of two ways: with topical medication, or with cryo-freezing using liquid nitrogen. You should also know that researchers continue to look for treatments that offer better and faster results, and fewer side effects.
You Can Help With Medical Research
The board-certified dermatologists of Physicians Research Group (PRG) are collaborating with leading pharmaceutical companies to work on a new and improved topical Actinic Keratosis treatment. If you suspect that you have AK, please consult your dermatologist. If you have been diagnosed with AK, you can get help, and perhaps help the world one day prevent skin cancer by participating in PRG’s paid research studies.
Find out more about becoming a participant in this or any of PRG’s other paid clinical trials. Complete the inquiry form, or call PRG at (480) 889 1211.