Fungoides Foiler

September 1, 2003

San Francisco - Cytokine therapies that enhance the T-helper 1 (TH1) response may be the key to effective treatment of mycosis fungoides, according to David P. Fivenson, M.D. The treatments, still in the investigative stage, have potential advantages over existing treatments because their selectivity of action also reduces the risk of nonselectivity-related toxicity, he said, noting that mycosis fungoides is now typically termed cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.