Treatment Review No. 20; November 1995
A cream called imiquimod is being studied at New York
University Medical Center as a new treatment for anal and
genital warts. The cream stimulates the body to produce a
substance called alpha-interferon where the cream is applied.
Alpha-interferon is a natural substance called a cytokine that
may help the body get rid of the warts. For a referral to this
study, call the Network at (800) 734-7104, or in New York City
call (800) 448-2775.