Background: Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), including subtypes mycosis fungoides (MF) and Sézary syndrome (SS), represents a rare group of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Mogamulizumab is a first-in-class monoclonal antibody that selectively binds to C-C chemokine receptor 4, which is overexpressed on the surface of tumor cells in T-cell malignancies, including MF/SS-type CTCL.
Objectives: This review identifies common diagnostic features of MF/SS, the efficacy and side effect profile of mogamulizumab, and practical management strategies for optimizing the nursing care of patients with MF/SS-type CTCL.
Methods: Case studies are used to describe the role of mogamulizumab in CTCL and to review practical considerations when administering mogamulizumab to patients.
Findings: Mogamulizumab is an effective treatment for adult patients with relapsed or refractory MF/SS-type CTCL who have received at least one prior systemic therapy. Infusion reactions and drug eruptions require prompt diagnosis and treatment.