Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic
In response to the rising incidence of cutaneous lymphomas and a need for expert care of these rare entities, the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center established the Cutaneous Lymphoma Program in 2009, an interdisciplinary clinic for patients with a diagnosis of primary cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorders. Patients with cutaneous lymphoma at any stage may receive comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in one visit from medical oncology, radiation oncology and oncologic dermatology. Each patient is entered into the oncology data base to develop a basis for future trials and management of cutaneous lymphoma. Similar in vision to our Multidisciplinary Melanoma Clinic, this approach is unique in Indiana. We strive to enhance our interaction with other sub-specialties and support translational research between the basic and clinical sciences at Indiana University and eventually beyond our institution.
The multidisciplinary clinic runs on Mondays from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
There have been more than 150 patients treated and regularly followed at the Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic and 7-10 patients visit the clinic weekly. The Cutaneous Lymphoma Program is also part of several ongoing clinical trials at the Indiana University Cancer Research Center.
The Cutaneous Lymphoma Program team also includes a clinical oncology nurse-coordinator, oncology research nurse and several part-time assistants.
Physicians in training will be encouraged to participate in our clinic and will be informed of our progress.