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Am J Clin Dermatol. 2016 Jun;17(3):225-37. doi: 10.1007/s40257-016-0177-5.

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma: A Review with a Focus on Targeted Agents.

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1
Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, 3A17 N. Ingalis Bldg, 300 N. Ingalis St. SPC 5419, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-5419, USA. sdevata@med.umich.edu.
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Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, 4310 CC, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-5936, USA.

Abstract

Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCLs) are a heterogeneous group of extranodal lymphomas involving the skin. Diagnosis of the two main subtypes of CTCL-mycosis fungoides (MF) and Sézary syndrome (SS)-is based on the International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas/European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (ISCL/EORTC) classification system, which utilizes clinical, histopathological, molecular biologic, and immunopathologic features. Risk stratification, based on TNMB (tumor, node, metastasis, and blood) staging, provides prognostic information, with limited-stage disease conferring the longest median overall survival. Skin-directed therapies are preferred in the management of limited-stage disease, whereas advanced-stage disease requires systemic therapies. As the mechanisms of CTCL pathogenesis are increasingly understood, new monoclonal antibodies, checkpoint inhibitors, immunomodulatory agents, and small molecules are under investigation and may provide additional therapeutic options for those with advanced CTCL. This review examines the current landscape of targeted therapies in the treatment of CTCLs.

PMID:
26923912
DOI:
10.1007/s40257-016-0177-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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