The symposium discussed the pathobiology, classification, and treatment of cutaneous lymphomas. Drs. Burg and Kadin commented on the pathophysiology of mycosis fungoides/Sézary syndrome and cutaneous CD30+ lymphoproliferative disorders, respectively. A proposed classification of primary cutaneous lymphomas from the EORTC was presented by Drs. Kerl and Sterry. Dr. Jaffe presented a classification of cutaneous lymphomas based on the REAL classification. All speakers agreed that primary cutaneous lymphomas are usually distinctive in their clinical behavior and biology, and differ from their nodal counterparts. The symposium concluded with remarks from Drs. Vonderheid and Hoppe on the therapeutic approach to primary cutaneous lymphoid malignancies.