FY2018 Annual Report

2 What Is Cutaneous Lymphoma? Cutaneous lymphomas are cancers of lymphocytes (white blood cells) that primar- ily involve the skin. Classification is based on lymphocyte type: B-lymphocytes (B-cell) or T-lymphocytes (T-cell). Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is the most common type of cutaneous lymphoma that typically pres- ents with red, scaly patches or thickened plaques of skin that often mimic eczema or chronic dermatitis. Progression from limited skin involvement is variable and may be accompanied by tumor formation, ulcer- ation and exfoliation, complicated by itch- ing and infections. Advanced stages are defined by involvement of lymph nodes, peripheral blood, and internal organs. 1996 - Judy Jones created the CTCL ListServe; providing patients with an online community. 1998 - The Mycosis Fungoides Foundation was established, incorporated and received non-profit status early the following year. Approximately 1999 - Mycosis Fungoides Fast Facts, our first disease- specific pamphlet with basic information for new patients and their families, was published, distributed and made available to physicians’ offices nationwide. 20 Years of Service and Support... From the Chief Executive Officer........3 Board of Directors & Staff...........................4 Programs & Services............................. 5 Research.................................................... 6 Alliances................................................7 Financials...............................................8 Thank You to Our Supporters.............10 Looking Ahead.................................... 11

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