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GIORNALE ITALIANO DI DERMATOLOGIA E VENEREOLOGIA
A Journal on Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Official Journal of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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CUTANEOUS LYMPHOMA: WHERE ARE WE MOVING?
Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2012 December;147(6):563-71
Advanced/aggressive CTCL: improving the efficacy of treatment
Zinzani P. L.
“L. e A. Seràgnoli” Institute of Hematology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Treatment regimens of patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) vary widely based on clinician preference and patient tolerance. Skin directed therapies are recommended for patients with early stage IA and IB MF, with combinations used in refractory cases. While no regimen has been proven to prolong survival in advanced stages, immunomodulatory regimens should be used initially to reduce the need for cytotoxic therapies. In more advanced stages of disease, treatment efforts should strive for palliation and improvement of quality of life. With many new therapies and strategies on the horizon, the future looks promising for CTCL patients.