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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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The annual incidence of cutaneous lymphomas is approximately 0.
The most consistent clinical finding associated with cutaneous lymphoma in psittacine birds is the presence of multifocal or localized cutaneous nodule(s) with or without ulceration.
However, when a large B-cell lymphoma is limited to the skin at presentation, the current WHO-EORTC classification for cutaneous lymphomas groups these cases as one of the primary cutaneous lymphomas.
CD30/Ki-1-positive lymphoproliferative disorders of the skin--clinicopathologic correlation and statistical analysis of 86 cases: a multicentric study from the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Cutaneous Lymphoma Project Group.
The data from the West were based on 1905 patients with PCL registered at the Dutch and Austrian Cutaneous Lymphoma Group between 1986 and 2002.
We are always eager to learn about potential new therapies such as SGX301 that may be a major step forward in the treatment of cutaneous lymphoma by providing a safe and effective therapy over the course of the patient's disease.
She is a founding member of the US Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium, former board member of the American Academy of Dermatology and recent vice president of the Society for Investigative Dermatology.
A recent consensus meeting between the World Health Organization and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer resulted in a new classification of cutaneous lymphomas.
Director of the Cutaneous Lymphoma Program at the University of Pennsylvania, said: "OncoSec and its novel ElectroImmunotherapy platform can be included in the recent coming-of-age for novel immunotherapy treatments demonstrated by the recent approval of Provenge, Ipilumimab and new agents on the horizon such as cancer metabolism and cancer stem cells.
Gaining formal FDA acceptance of a standardized topical mechlorethamine product has been one of the highest priorities for the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation since 1998," said Judy Jones, president and co-founder of the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation.
Treatment options for patients with CTCL have been limited because it is a rare disease," said Judy Jones, the founder and President of the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation.
According to the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation, the estimated annual prevalence of CTCL in the United States is between 16,000 and 20,000 cases.

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