Advanced basal cell carcinoma and successful treatment with chemotherapy

Sant P. Chawla, Robert S. Benjamin, Alberto G. Ayala, C. Humberto Carrasco, Waunc Kl Hong, Richard G. Martin

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The patient presented in this report has a large basal cell carcinoma on the wrist and thigh. The lesion on the wrist was nonresectable without amputation. The patient showed an impressive response to chemotherapy with systemic cyclophosphamide, adriamycin, and intra-arterial cisplatin. The tumor could be excised by a simple excision on both sites and showed no residual tumor on the hand and only a microscopic focus on the thigh. The patient continues to be free of disease 3 years after the initiation of the therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-72
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1989


  • adriamycin
  • cisplatin
  • cyclophosphamide
  • intra‐arterial chemotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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