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Royal College of Physicians, Clinical Medicine -London- Royal College of Physicians-, 1(14), p. 47-53

DOI: 10.7861/clinmedicine.14-1-47

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Drug therapies in dermatology.

Journal article published in 2014 by Arif Aslam, Christopher Em M. Griffiths ORCID
This paper is made freely available by the publisher.
This paper is made freely available by the publisher.

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Abstract

This article explores the current and emerging therapies for skin disease, with a particular focus on chronic plaque psoriasis and metastatic malignant melanoma. We discuss the current biological therapies used for psoriasis and those on the horizon, including small molecules and biosimilars. We also summarise the recent advances in the use of novel therapeutic agents in other dermatological diseases and outline the promise of translational research and stratified medicine approaches in dermatology. Better matching of patients with therapies is anticipated to have a major effect on both clinical practice and the development of new drugs and diagnostics.