Skin cancer: Common IBD, arthritis drug may raise risk

Healthline/Medical News Today Sep 14, 2018

New research, published in the journal Nature Communications, reveals a "strong case for an association" between azathioprine and the genetic mutations found in a common skin cancer type.

Every year, squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) will affect over 1 million people in the United States.

Approximately 5% of such cases result in metastasis, and cSCC accounts for about 25% of all deaths that result from skin cancer.

As with most skin cancers, being fair skinned and spending too much...

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