T-cell lymphomas: therapeutic possibilities for a limited choice

V.A. Doronin

N.N. Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center, RAMS, Moscow, Russian Federation


Peripheral and cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (PTCLs and CTCLs) are a group of distinct non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas (NHLs) with wide variation of molecular and genetic features, symptom patterns, and clinical manifestations. The diversity and rarity of these hematological disorders make clinical studies difficult, and treatment is improving slower than in more common B-cell NHLs. Thus, no standard therapies have been established for T-cell lymphomas so far. Treatment is often conducted within the frame of clinical trials. This article offers perspectives regarding the tailoring of treatment for patients with PTCL and CTCL. Novel therapies are also discussed.

Keywords: T-cell lymphomas, peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified, angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, cutaneous T-cell lymphomas.

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