Carcinoma, Basal Cell

Publication Title: 
International Journal of Cancer. Journal International Du Cancer

Dermal fibroblasts from patients with the autosomal dominant cancer-prone disease Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome (BCNS) exhibit a serum dependence, anchorage dependence and in vitro lifespan (about 20 population doublings or less) similar to those of fibroblasts from normal age-, race- and sex-matched controls.

Author(s): 
Shimada, T.
Dowjat, W. K.
Gindhart, T. D.
Lerman, M. I.
Colburn, N. H.
Publication Title: 
South Dakota Medicine: The Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer, with giant basal cell carcinoma comprising only 0.5 percent of all basal cell carcinomas. When a basal cell carcinoma is larger than 5 cm, it is designated as a giant basal cell carcinoma. Neglect is often a contributing factor to these lesions, and local recurrence and metastasis is not uncommon. Presented is a case of a 66-year-old man who presented with a chief complaint of increasing shortness of breath and fatigue.

Author(s): 
Laudenschlager, Mark D.
Donelan, Kent J.
Lynch, Douglas W.
Stephenson, Phillip D.
Timmerman, Gary L.
Jassim, Ali D.
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