By W. Bollag, J.-M. Geiger (auth.), W. J. Cunliffe, A. J. Miller (eds.)

The impression of the retinoids in medical perform has essentially been in dermatology. whilst Dr Werner Bollag begun his easy examine and screening programme within the early 1960's, the expectancy was once that the retinoids could have a huge effect on oncology. despite the fact that, the laboratory and scientific reviews of Bollag and his colleagues in Switzerland, Stuttgen and Orfanos in Germany, resulted in guides on either etretinates (Tigason) and isotretinoin (Roaccutane) within the years among 1972 and 1976 within the box of dermatology. actually the 1st symposium on retinoid study held in Berlin in 1981 used to be virtually solely dermatological. A 12 months later a retinoid workshop in Iowa was once designed to supply a discussion board for dermatolog­ ists from america keen on particular protocols investigating oral retinoids. within the united kingdom, learn into the retinoids started fairly later than in Continental Europe or within the united states, even supposing Tigason used to be first advertised the following. It was once felt in past due 1982 that as many dermatologists had rather little event with those compounds it'd be applicable to carry a global Symposium on retinoid treatment within the united kingdom. therefore on 16-18 may possibly 1983 in London, 37 audio system from eleven nations addressed an viewers of three hundred, aminly united kingdom, dermatologists. The clinical organizing committee consisted of yet individuals Dr William Cunliffe of Leeds normal Infirmary, representing the eu Society of Dermatolo­ gical examine, and myself from Roche scientific study. The Symposium was once held lower than the auspices of the ESDR and of Roche items Limited.

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