Evaluation and recommendations for therapy of advanced mycosis fungoides lymphoma

Paul E. Wallner, Eric C. Vonderheid, Luther W. Brady, Eugene J. Van Scott, Sucha O. Asbell

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Abstract

Between 1 January 1975 and 1 October 1977, 30 patients with biopsy proven mycosis fungoides lymphoma were treated to the total skin surface utilizing 3.8 MeV. Only 8 30 (2786) had "early" disease and 22 30 (739) had "late" disease. All but 4 patients had been unresponsive to previous topical therapy or were unable to tolerate continued topical therapy because of skin sensitivity. Of 28 patients eligible for examination, 16 (57%) either failed to demonstrate complete disease clearance or, if initial clearance occurred, they had recurrent disease within 3 months. An additional 3 patients recurred within 4-6 months. Results suggest that electron beam irradiation alone is unable to induce and maintain clearance of disease in patients with advanced involvement or in those who have failed on previous topical therapy. Treatment failure may be related to development of a relatively resistant cell line ( 26 30 patients had failed on previous therapy) or to the therapeutic and prognostic implications of cutaneous tumors or extra-cutaneous disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-27
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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Mycosis Fungoides
recommendations
therapy
Lymphoma
evaluation
clearances
Skin
Therapeutics
Treatment Failure
cultured cells
Skin Diseases
tumors
examination
electron beams
Electrons
Biopsy
Cell Line
irradiation
sensitivity
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Lymphoma cutis
  • Mycosis fungoides
  • Total-skin electron therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiation

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Evaluation and recommendations for therapy of advanced mycosis fungoides lymphoma. / Wallner, Paul E.; Vonderheid, Eric C.; Brady, Luther W.; Van Scott, Eugene J.; Asbell, Sucha O.

In: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1979, p. 23-27.

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Wallner, Paul E. ; Vonderheid, Eric C. ; Brady, Luther W. ; Van Scott, Eugene J. ; Asbell, Sucha O. / Evaluation and recommendations for therapy of advanced mycosis fungoides lymphoma. In: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 1979 ; Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 23-27.
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