Gaps in Mycosis Fungoides-Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma: Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Release date: March 5, 2018
Expiration date: March 5, 2019



Larisa Geskin, MD, FAAD
Associate Professor of Dermatology and Medicine
Comprehensive Cutaneous Oncology Center
Columbia University
New York, New York


Mycosis fungoides (MF) is a rare, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (MF-CTCL) which presents lifelong management challenges. Although the prognosis for advanced disease is poor, for the majority of patients who present with early-stage disease, a number of efficacious treatment options are available. However, early-stage MF-CTCL still provides a significant challenge for clinicians. Due to the rare nature of this disease, clinicians are often not familiar with the presentation of MF-CTCL and an accurate diagnosis is frequently delayed, as early-stage MF-CTCL mimics a number of common cutaneous diseases.


This educational initiative has been designed for dermatologists, dermatology oncologists, oncologists, dermatology nurses, advanced practitioners, pharmacists, and healthcare providers caring for patients with or suspected to have early-stage MF-CTCL.


Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe signs and symptoms that should prompt suspicion of mycosis fungoides cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (MF-CTCL)
  • Identify barriers to the accurate diagnosis of MF-CTCL and explain how such barriers may be effectively addressed
  • Outline an individualized approach to the treatment of early-stage MF-CTCL that includes appropriate use of skin-directed therapies for optimized patient care

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. During the period of March 5, 2018, through March 5, 2019, participants must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Complete the pretest
  • Study the educational activity
  • Complete the posttest and evaluation form

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 100%.




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The following faculty/planners reported their financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Larisa Geskin, MD, FAAD

Consultant: Actelion, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eisai, Innate, Kyowa, Medivir, Therakos
Speaker’s Bureaus: Actelion, Therakos
Research: Actelion, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Patima Tanapat, PhD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to disclose.


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