Important new treatment for the most common skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma) called Erivedge (vismodegib)

large chess king The FDA approved a novel new treatment for the most common kind of skin cancer. The drug is called Erivedge (vismodegib) and treats patients with basal cell carcinoma.

Approval Date: 
Mon, 01/30/2012

Free counseling from CancerCare

tiny people in huge auditorium  Patients newly diagnosed with cancer can feel alone and isolated--completely changed by one word. CancerCare helps patients and families cope with practical and emotional worries that come hand in hand with a diagnosis of cancer.

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