Episode 21: When Cryotherapy Alone Gets Too Cold: Topical Field Therapy for Actinic Keratoses

Release Date: February 24, 2022

In Episode 21 of Derms and Conditions, our host James Q. Del Rosso, DO speaks with Mark Lebwohl, MD, Dean for Clinical Therapeutics and Chairman Emeritus at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Lebwohl discusses field treatments of actinic keratosis (AK). He also discusses the benefits and disadvantages of imiquimod, 5-FU and tirbanibulin. Specifically, the anticipated reactions of topical AK treatments are highlighted. Advice on medication coverage is discussed next. After the patient receives the medication, Dr. Lebwohl ends the episode by giving some tips on treatment with topical AK therapies.



Abbvie, Aclaris, Almirall, Amgen, Arcutis, Bausch Health (Ortho Dermatology), BioFrontera, BioPharmX, Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Cassiopea, Dermata, Dermavant, Encore, EPI Health, Evommune, Ferndale, Galderma, Incyte, JEM Health, Leo Pharma, La Roche Posay, Lilly (Dermira), MC2, Novan, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi-Genzyme, SolGel, Sonoma (IntraDerm), Sun Pharma, Trevi, UCB, Verrica, Vyne (Foamix; Menlo)

Aclaris, Almirall, Amgen, Arcutis, Bausch Health (Ortho Dermatology), EPI Health, Ferndale, Galderma, Genentech, JEM Health, Leo Pharma, La Roche Posay, Lilly (Dermira), Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi-Genzyme, Sun Pharma, UCB, Verrica, Vyne (Foamix; Menlo)

Aclaris, Almirall, Amgen, Anaptys Bio, Arcutis, Athenex, Bausch Health (Ortho Dermatology), BioPharmX, Biorasi, Botanix, Brickell, Cara Therapeutics, Cassiopea, Dermavant, EPI Health, Ferndale, Galderma, Incyte, Leo Pharma, Lilly (Dermira), Novan, Pfizer, Ralexar, Regeneron, SolGel, Sun Pharma, UCB, Verrica, Vyne (Foamix; Menlo).

Mark Lebwohl, MD
Mark Lebwohl is an employee of Mount Sinai and receives research funds from: Abbvie, Amgen, Arcutis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Dermavant Sciences, Eli Lilly, Incyte, Janssen Research & Development, LLC, Leo Pharmaceuticals, Ortho Dermatologics, Pfizer, and UCB, Inc.

Dr. Lebwohl is also a consultant for Aditum Bio, Allergan, Almirall, Arcutis, Inc., Avotres Therapeutics, BirchBioMed lnc. BMD Skincare, Inc., Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cara Therapeutics, Castle Biosciences, Corrona, Dermavant Sciences, EMD Serono, Evelo Biosciences, Facilitation of International Dermatology Education, Foundation for Research and Education in Dermatology, Helsinn Therapeutics, Inozyme Pharma, Kyowa Kirin, LEO Pharma, Meiji Seika Pharma, Menlo, Mitsubishi, Neuroderm, Pfizer, Promius/Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Theravance, and Verrica.


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