Anne Chang, MD

Clinical and Translational Research Group in Human Skin Aging and Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

Basal Cell Carcinoma Studies   Stanford Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma Clinic
     
Aging of the Skin Studies   Anne Chang, MD, Publications

 

Stanford University School of Medicine's Center for Advanced Dermatologic Investigation is the Dermatology Department's clinical trials unit. 

Directed by Anne Chang, MD., the Center is home to 12-15 ongoing clinical studies, investigating the safety and efficacy of new and currently available drugs and over-the-counter medications.  The Center works with Stanford's own panel on medical research, leading pharmaceutical companies,and the Food and Drug Administration to safely and ethically expand the medical field's knowledge of dermatologic treatments.  New studies begin regularly, and the Center continues to recruit patients with skin aging, sun damage, skin cancer (including basal cell carcinomas), and other dermatologic diseases for ongoing studies. 

Skin Aging Studies:

Normal skin again may serve as a brake for development of skin cancers. We seek to understand the human aging process as it relates to skin on a fundamental level. To this end, our studies focus on clinical and translational research efforts ranging from: (1) the analysis of gene changes which predispose individuals to exceptionally youthful skin to (2) molecular signatures that may be biomarkers for aging skin to (3) the careful study of new candidate agents which might affect the skin aging process.

Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer:

Skin cancers may arise when normal aging processes go awry. Recent advances in our understanding of basal cell skin cancer biology have enabled the development of cutting edge study drugs which combat tumor growth. We are currently home to a number of clinical trials at the forefront of potential therapy for advanced or metastatic basal cell cancer. In addition, we seek to understand the biology of basal cell skin cancers and to identify molecular predictors for treatment success.

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