Interferon eye drops for eye cancer

Treatment for conjunctival squamous cell cancer include surgery, freezing the cancer, radiation therapy, and applying chemo to the tumor. The goal is to avoid repeated surgeries and to improve the results of surgery.  Interferon has an anit-growth effect of topical interferon on cancer cells and it causes an immune response. Literature supports is use in carcinoma in situ situations and it appears to be almost long term toxicity free. However, this drug is supported entirely by case reports and series, although some of them have been quite large, and there has not been a prospective comparative study of it for eye cancers.

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