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Basal Cell Carcinoma

  • Carlos Ferrándiz
  • María J. Fuente
  • Lara Ferrándiz
  • José M. Carrascosa
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 146)

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a cutaneous, locally invasive, epidermal malignant tumor generally considered to originate from pluripotential immature cells of the epidermis and thus able to differentiate towards any of the epithelial skin structures. It is composed of cells similar to those in the basal layer of the epidermis and its appendages. Even though this tumor metastasizes only exceptionally [1], it causes considerable morbidity and costs to health services [2].

Keywords

Transplant Recipient Skin Cancer Human Papilloma Virus Basal Cell Carcinoma Renal Transplant Recipient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Ferrándiz
    • 1
    • 2
  • María J. Fuente
    • 1
  • Lara Ferrándiz
    • 3
  • José M. Carrascosa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyHospital Universitario Germans Trias i PujolBadalonaSpain
  2. 2.Universidad Autónoma of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyHospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Universidad of SevillaSevillaSpain

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