Cutaneous lymphoma


Cutaneous lymphomas are rare cancers whose study requires a widely-distributed, multidisciplinary network.
EORTC’s research in this field benefits greatly from our multi-centre, pluridisciplinary infrastructure. We focus on testing new agents in collaboration with industry and translational researchers, but also look at prospective research for prognostic index development.

Main Achievements

EORTC studies in this field have defined the clinicopathological characteristics of distinct types of cutaneous lymphomas. These studies have supported the establishment of standard of care treatments, and were instrumental in updating the WHO classification for cutaneous lymphomas.

We published EORTC consensus recommendations for the treatment of mycosis fungoides/Sézary syndrome in the 2007 European Journal of Cancer and these were updated in 2017.

We collaborated with other International Lymphoma Organisations (International Society of Cutaneous Lymphoma; ISCL) to produce Consensus Recommendations for the treatment of primary cutaneous CD30 positive T-cell lymphoproliferative disorders, published in Blood Journal in 2011. The recommendations also revised the staging and classification of both mycosis fungoides, Sezary syndrome and other non-mycosis fungoides primary cutaneous lymphomas (all published in Blood Journal in 2007).

Research Group

Group documents
  • Chair

    Julia Scarisbrick

    University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) - Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre

    Birmingham, United Kingdom

  • Secretary

    Evangelia Papadavid

    Athens University - Attikon University General Hospital

    Athens, Greece

  • Treasurer

    Emmanuella Guenova

    CHUV - Hopital de Beaumont

    Lausanne, Switzerland

Steering Committee

  • M. Bagot - Paris, FR

    Hopitaux de Paris - Hopital Saint-Louis

  • R. Knobler - Vienna, AT

    Medical University Vienna - General Hospital AKH

  • P. Ortiz-Romero - Madrid, ES

    Hospital Universitario 12 De Octubre

  • R. Stadler - Minden, DE

    Johannes Wesling Klinikum Minden

  • P. Quaglino - Torino, IT

    Ospedale San Lazzaro

  • A. Cozzio - St Gallen, CH

    Kantonsspital St Gallen

  • R. Cowan - Manchester, GB

    The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

  • M. Vermeer - Leiden, NL

    Leiden University Medical Center

  • E. Hodak - Petah Tikva, IL

    Rabin Medical Center - Tel Aviv

Pathology Group

  • W. Kempf - Zurich, CH

    UniversitaetsSpital Zurich

  • E. Guenova - Lausanne, CH

    CHUV - Hopital de Beaumont

  • M. Battistella - Paris, FR

    Hopitaux de Paris - Hopital Saint-Louis