Accepted for Publication: February 14, 2011.
Author Contributions: Dr Haskett had full access to all the data in the study and takes full responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Kelly, Sutton, Byrne, Curr, and Haskett. Acquisition of data: Ly, Kelly, O ’Keefe, Sutton, Byrne, Curr, Chamberlain, and Haskett. Analysis and interpretation of data: Ly, Kelly, Dowling, Swain, Wolfe, Chamberlain, and Haskett. Drafting of the manuscript: Ly, Kelly, Swain, Wolfe, Chamberlain, and Haskett. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Ly, Kelly, O ’Keefe, Sutton, Dowling, Swain, Byrne, Curr, Wolfe, Chamberlain, and Haskett. Statistical analysis: Wolfe. Obtained funding: Sutton and Haskett. Administrative, technical, and material support: Ly, Kelly, Sutton, Byrne, Curr, and Haskett. Study supervision: Kelly, Chamberlain, and Haskett.
Financial Disclosure: Dr Haskett received an honorarium for attendance at the 3M Pharmaceuticals Australian Aldara Advisory Board meetings for 18 months from January 1, 2005, through June 30, 2006.
Funding/Support: This study was supported in part by a research grant from the Skin and Cancer Foundation (Dr Sutton). 3M Pharmaceuticals and its successor iNova Pharmaceuticals Pty, Ltd, donated the Nikon 4500 COOLPIX S9 camera and the associated color printer for clinical photography and the Heine Delta 20 dermatoscope (Heine Optoteknic, Herrsching, Germany); they also supplied all the imiquimod cream.
Role of the Sponsors: The sponsors had no role in the design and conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; or in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Previous Presentations: A version of this article was presented at the 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian College of Dermatologists; May 16, 2010; Darwin, Australia; and at the 7th Annual International Melanoma Congress; November 4, 2010; Sydney, Australia.
Additional Information: We are indebted to the Departments of Plastic Surgery and Anatomical Pathology at Alfred Health for supporting this study.