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A new study discovered another benefial use for wart cream - as a form of treatment for recurrent or secondary melanoma.

The medication, also called DPCP works on the immune system to help the body in eliminating cancer cells.

Diona Darwin, associate professor at the Sydney Cancer Centre used the wart medication on 18 patients and the results were positive as two-third of them experienced full clearance of their cancers.

The study findings were presented at the Australasian College of Dermatologist conference in Darwin.