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of 'Treatment of early stage (IA to IIA) mycosis fungoides'

Electron beam treatment for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
Jones GW, Hoppe RT, Glatstein E
Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 1995;9(5):1057.
Total skin electron radiation has proven efficacy in treating MF. It is a complex technique that requires a dedicated radiation team, involving physicists, radiotherapists, and radiation oncologists. A center must treat a sufficiently high volume of patients to justify the development of TSE, with appropriate organization, time, and expense. The radiation team should be an integral part of a multidisciplinary clinical group, including medical oncologists, dermatologists, pathologists, and nurses. In these contexts, TSE has appropriately been developed in a limited number of centers. Cooperation between these centers is essential for further refinement of TSE techniques and for evolution of the role of TSE in the management of most patients with MF.
Department of Radiation Oncology, Ontario Cancer Foundation, Hamilton Clinic, Canada.