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Stanford researchers find that oral anti-fungal drug can treat skin cancer in patients

  • Posted: February 4, 2014

A new study shows that a common anti-fungal treatment called itraconazole may be useful in treating basal cell carcinoma -- the most common form of skin cancer.

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