Introduction and a Brief History of Cutaneous Lymphoma Classification
Over the past decade, a worldwide consortium of dermatologists, oncologists, hematopathologists, and dermatopathologists has collaborated to develop a unified classification scheme for lymphomas, including primary cutaneous lymphomas. Every year, new publications and workshops lead to a clearer understanding of the nuances of diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous lymphomas. Over the past 20 years, advances in the classification of cutaneous lymphomas have revolutionized the clinical and histopathologic approaches to diagnosis and treatment of these highly varied diseases. This chapter outlines some aims of this book and offers a brief history of cutaneous lymphoma classification.
KeywordsKiel Working Formulation Lukes-Collins International Lymphoma Study Group Revised European-American Lymphoma Classification REAL European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer EORTC World Health Organization WHO International Agency for Research and Cancer Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues Primary cutaneous
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