Review question/objective: The objective of this systematic review is to synthesize the best available research evidence to determine the risk of skin cancer in patients on long-term use of topical corticosteroids. Specifically the review question is: In people using long-term (regular use over one month) topical corticosteroids, what is the risk of developing skin cancer (clinically or histologically confirmed basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma)?
Ratib, S., Burden-Teh, E., Leonardi-Bee, J., Harwood, C., & Bath-Hextall, F. (2016). Long-term topical corticosteroid use and risk of skin cancer: a systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 14(12), https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003226