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Romidepsin for the treatment of relapsed/refractory cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (mycosis fungoides/Sézary syndrome): Use in a community setting. Critical reviews in oncology/hematology Reddy, S. A. 2016; 106: 99-107


Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is a heterogeneous group of rare non-Hodgkin lymphomas that arise in the skin. In advanced stages, CTCL becomes systemic and is associated with poor prognosis. Diagnosis of CTCL and treatment of early-stage disease with topical therapies often occurs under the care of a dermatologist. Community oncologists see few patients with CTCL due to direct referrals from dermatologists to academic or lymphoma specialty centers. However, some patients will continue to be managed in a community setting. Currently there is no evidence-based stepwise algorithm for treatment of patients with CTCL, and guidelines suggest a wide range of systemic therapies, including biologics, targeted agents, and more traditional chemotherapies. To provide optimal care in a community setting, oncologists must become familiar with newer nonchemotherapeutic treatment options. This review highlights romidepsin, a histone deacetylase inhibitor approved for the treatment of patients with CTCL who have received =1 prior systemic therapy.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2016.07.001

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