In NEJM this week, researchers in the US and Europe report on the efficacy and safety of vismodegib, a small-molecule hedgehog pathway inhibitor, for the treatment of basal-cell carcinoma. In a multicenter, international, two-cohort, nonrandomized study, the team enrolled 33 patients with metastatic basal-cell carcinoma and 63 patients with locally advanced basal-cell carcinoma, and administered vismodegib.

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