WHAT IS Actinic Keratosis?

Actinic Keratosis (sometimes called pre-cancers) is rough and scaly patches on your skin that develop from prolonged exposure to the sun. It's primarily found on areas exposed to the sun such as your face, lips, ears, back of your hands, forearms, scalp or neck. These patches take years to develop, usually appearing for the first time in people over 40.

A small percentage of actinic keratosis lesions can eventually become skin cancer. You can reduce the risk of this condition by minimizing your sun exposure and protecting your skin from UV rays.



The signs and symptoms of an actinic keratosis include:

  • Rough, dry or scaly patch of skin
  • Flat to slightly raised patches or bumps on the top layer of skin
  • Varied skin color usually pink, red, or brown
  • Itching or burning in the affected area

eStudySite engages in investigative clinical trials of medications treating actinic keratosis. Qualified subjects participating in a trial receive study-related medical evaluations  and the investigative study medication at no cost, and may be eligible to receive financial compensation for time and travel cost.

If you suffer from actinic keratosis and would like to learn more, or volunteer for a study,  please fill out the form to the right, or call us at 619-704-2750.

If you know someone suffering from actinic keratosis who may want to learn more or volunteer, you can let us know by clicking the button below.
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*We are not currently enrolling for this study, but we may be in the future. Please let us know if you would like us to keep you in mind and reach back out to you when this study is live.