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Date:9/5/2008

ll develop skin cancer each year. Pre-malignant AKs are common skin growths induced by sun exposure that have the potential for developing into SCC in more than 20% of cases. Skin cancer rates are rising at alarming proportions in other areas of the world such as Australia. In a 2004 study for the American Academy of Dermatology, the Lewin Group estimated that the U.S. market for AK products is approximately $350 million with approximately 8.2 million people diagnosed and treated for AK annually.

"CHS is addressing this important medical and commercial need through the development of topically active agents which are more effective in treating actinic keratosis, and potentially basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma," said Chakoff.

Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses strategically located along 150 miles of Florida's southeastern coastline. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts ten colleges: College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the Barry Kaye College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.

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