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lymphoma,

a cancer of the tissue of the lymphatic systemlymphatic system
, network of vessels carrying lymph, or tissue-cleansing fluid, from the tissues into the veins of the circulatory system. The lymphatic system functions along with the circulatory system in absorbing nutrients from the small intestines.
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. There are two categories of lymphomas. One type is termed Hodgkin's diseaseHodgkin's disease,
a type of cancer of the lymphatic system. First identified in 1832 in England by Thomas Hodgkin, it is a type of malignant lymphoma. Incidence peaks in young adults and the elderly.
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, the other, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (see lymphoma, non-Hodgkin'slymphoma, non-Hodgkin's,
any cancer of the lymphoid tissue (see lymphatic system) in which the Reed-Sternberg cells characteristic of Hodgkin's disease (the other category of lymphoma) are not present.
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). See also neoplasmneoplasm
or tumor,
tissue composed of cells that grow in an abnormal way. Normal tissue is growth-limited, i.e., cell reproduction is equal to cell death. Feedback controls limit cell division after a certain number of cells have developed, allowing for tissue repair
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lymphoma

[lim′fō·mə]
(medicine)
Any neoplasm, usually malignant, of the lymphoid tissues.
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A review of the Burkitt Lymphoma products under development by companies and universities/research institutes based on information derived from company and industry-specific sources.
B-cell differentiation in EBV-positive Burkitt lymphoma is impaired at posttranscriptional level by miRNA-altered expression.
We report a patient with lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma/Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia with monoclonal IgM k paraproteinemia who, 9 years after initial diagnosis, developed Burkitt lymphoma with acquisition of a MYC translocation.
Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is a rare and highly aggressive cancer that has several clinical variants.
16,17) Burkitt lymphoma, on the other hand, typically has a simple karyotype involving the Ig loci.
Myc controls the expression of many genes; but the investigators showed that disrupting just this one target delays the onset of cancer in a laboratory model that mimics human Burkitt lymphoma (BL).
The literature available for the region, however, confirms Kaposi sarcoma and NHL as the 2 malignancies significantly associated with HIV in adults, (11) whereas the same association exists for Kaposi sarcoma and Burkitt lymphoma in children.
In children, the most common non-Hodgkin lymphomas are lymphoblastic lymphoma, Burkitt lymphoma and large cell lymphomas, including immunoblastic and anaplastic large cell lymphomas [6].
1) There are various subtypes, including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), Burkitt lymphoma, and follicular lymphoma.
These initial preclinical results further support our belief that our CD20 antibody's binding and anti-lymphoma activity are comparable in many respects to that of rituximab, both in vitro and in an animal xenografts of human Burkitt lymphoma," he added.