The purpose of the proposed contract is to perform a follow-up study of approximately 1,000 patients who received oral psoralen photochemotherapy to determine the long term effects of this psoriasis treatment.

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Wu, Peggy A; Chen, Chen Amy; Stern, Robert S (2016) Presence of Hand Warts Is Associated with Subsequent Development of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Psoriasis Patients Treated with Psoralen UVA (PUVA). J Invest Dermatol 136:2317-2319
Stern, Robert S; PUVA Follow-Up Study (2012) The risk of squamous cell and basal cell cancer associated with psoralen and ultraviolet A therapy: a 30-year prospective study. J Am Acad Dermatol 66:553-62
Nijsten, Tamar; Looman, Caspar W N; Stern, Robert S (2007) Clinical severity of psoriasis in last 20 years of PUVA study. Arch Dermatol 143:1113-21
Jones-Caballero, Maria; Unaeze, Jane; Penas, Pablo F et al. (2007) Use of biological agents in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis: a cohort-based perspective. Arch Dermatol 143:846-50
Stern, Robert S (2006) Lymphoma risk in psoriasis: results of the PUVA follow-up study. Arch Dermatol 142:1132-5
Unaeze, Jane; Nijsten, Tamar; Murphy, Amy et al. (2006) Impact of psoriasis on health-related quality of life decreases over time: an 11-year prospective study. J Invest Dermatol 126:1480-9
Lim, Jean Lee; Stern, Robert S (2005) High levels of ultraviolet B exposure increase the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer in psoralen and ultraviolet A-treated patients. J Invest Dermatol 124:505-13
Nijsten, Tamar; Margolis, David J; Feldman, Steven R et al. (2005) Traditional systemic treatments have not fully met the needs of psoriasis patients: results from a national survey. J Am Acad Dermatol 52:434-44
Nijsten, Tamar; Whalley, Diane; Gelfand, Joel et al. (2005) The psychometric properties of the psoriasis disability index in United States patients. J Invest Dermatol 125:665-72
Nijsten, Tamar; Rolstad, Tara; Feldman, Steven R et al. (2005) Members of the national psoriasis foundation: more extensive disease and better informed about treatment options. Arch Dermatol 141:19-26

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