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Pierluigi Porcu, MD, elected to a three-year term as president of the United States Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium (USCLC)


Pierluigi Porcu, MD, Associate Professor in the Division of Hematology at Ohio State and a member of the Viral Oncology Program at the OSUCCC – James, has been elected to a three-year term as President of the United States Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium (USCLC), a multidisciplinary society of physicians who collaborate in research and education to improve the quality of life and prognosis of patients with cutaneous lymphoma. Porcu previously served as secretary-treasurer of the USCLC, which is based in Deerfield, Ill. As president, he replaces Elise Olsen, MD, director of the Cutaneous Lymphoma Research and Treatment Center at Duke University Medical Center. Olsen will remain on the USCLC board of directors as immediate past president. John C. Byrd, MD, director of the Division of Hematology at Ohio State, calls Porcu’s election “a major accomplishment” that “clearly has occurred due to (his) devotion to this disease and contributions over the past 10 years to improving care and access to patients with cutaneous lymphoma.”