Christiane Querfeld

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Mycosis fungoides (MF) and Sézary syndrome (SS) comprise approximately 53% of cutaneous lymphomas. Both MF and SS may clinically and histologically mimic benign skin conditions, posing a diagnostic challenge to the dermatologist. Precise clinicopathologic correlation is necessary to support a diagnosis, especially in the early stages of disease. In addition(More)
Cutaneous T cell lymphomas (CTCL) clinically and biologically represent a heterogeneous group of non-Hodgkin lymphomas, with mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome being the most common subtypes. Over the last decade, new immunological and molecular pathways have been identified that not only influence CTCL phenotype and growth, but also provide targets for(More)
Enzastaurin displays pro-apoptotic properties against a spectrum of malignancies and is currently being investigated in clinical trials. We have investigated the effects of enzastaurin on the viability of the cutaneous T-cell lymphoma cell lines HuT-78 and HH by using 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-5(3-carboxymethoxyphenyl)-2-(4-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium(More)
Both mycosis fungoides (MF) and Sézary syndrome (SS) have a chronic, relapsing course, with patients frequently undergoing multiple, consecutive therapies. Treatment is aimed at the clearance of skin disease, the minimization of recurrence, the prevention of disease progression, and the preservation of quality of life. Other important considerations are(More)
The choice of therapy for primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma (PCBCL) relies on correct histopathologic classification and the exclusion of systemic disease. In part II of this continuing medical education article, we will review the available therapies for the different types of PCBCL. Primary cutaneous follicle center lymphoma (PCFCL) and primary cutaneous(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate long-term outcomes, impact of maintenance therapy and potential curability of patients with mycosis fungoides (MF) treated with psoralen plus UV-A (PUVA) monotherapy. DESIGN Single-center retrospective cohort analysis. SETTING Academic referral center for cutaneous lymphoma. PATIENTS A total of 66 of 104 patients with clinical(More)
Sézary syndrome (SS) has a poor prognosis and few guidelines for optimizing therapy. The US Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium, to improve clinical care of patients with SS and encourage controlled clinical trials of promising treatments, undertook a review of the published literature on therapeutic options for SS. An overview of the immunopathogenesis and(More)
Apoptosis of primary fibroblasts was observed in vivo during wound healing in skin and is expected to occur in other organs as well; however, the environmental signal for induction of apoptosis in fibroblasts and the putative influence of cell-matrix interactions on the regulation of apoptosis remain to be identified. Here we provide evidence for the role(More)
PURPOSE Advanced-stage mycosis fungoides (MF; stage IIB to IV) and Sézary syndrome (SS) are aggressive lymphomas with a median survival of 1 to 5 years. Clinical management is stage based; however, there is wide range of outcome within stages. Published prognostic studies in MF/SS have been single-center trials. Because of the rarity of MF/SS, only a large(More)
Primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas are non-Hodgkin's lymphomas with varied clinical presentation and prognosis. The most common subtypes of cutaneous T-cell lymphomas are the epidermotropic variants mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome. Treatment of mycosis fungoides has encompassed a variety of modalities including the use of retinoids with several(More)