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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2002 Sep;47(3):364-70.

Total skin electron radiation in the management of mycosis fungoides: Consensus of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Cutaneous Lymphoma Project Group.

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  • 1Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Hamilton, Canada.

Abstract

Radiotherapy has been successfully implemented in the treatment of mycosis fungoides (MF) for almost a century. With the development of the modern linear accelerator, it has become possible to treat extended areas of the skin with accelerated electrons. Total skin electron beam radiation (TSEB) has been in use for several decades, and a number of technical modifications have been made with the goals of optimizing dose distribution and improving clinical outcome. Emerging evidence from recent studies suggests an association between TSEB techniques and efficacy in the treatment of MF. Based on this evidence, the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Cutaneous Lymphoma Project Group, in association with experts from radiotherapy centers in North America, has reached a consensus on acceptable methods and clinical indications for TSEB in the treatment of MF. The aims of this report are to enhance accessibility of this highly efficacious treatment modality to patients with MF and to provide a point of reference for further clinical research.

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