Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL) is a serious disease requiring proper evaluation and therapy. In this portion of the general dermatology rotation, you will gain understanding of and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.
Over the three-year residency, the faculty will teach:
- Disease evolution, prior diagnosis and/or therapeutic responses.
- The clinical manifestations of its various forms and how to differentiate them from other conditions.
- Pathologic findings.
- Special studies, in particular immunohistochemistry and molecular genetics.
- Appropriate studies for staging cutaneous lymphomas.
- Treatment plans for early lymphomas and when to refer to other specialists.
- Use of stage-appropriate systemic therapies, including interferon alfa, methotrexate and bexarotene.
- Patient and physician education about the disease.
- Coding for services.
- The use of extracorporeal photopheresis.