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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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Lessin, "Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma epidemiology: patients providing the power," Archives of Dermatology, vol.
Enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma accounts for <5% of all GI tract lymphomas and <1% of all NHLs.
The results are only suggestive, he added, because of the small number of cases of T-cell lymphoma, and the researchers' inability to determine lymphoma subtype in a majority of cases.
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma is a cancer of the T-lymphocytes in the skin.
Other uncommon PTCL seen in the HIV population include A TLL, enteropathy-type T-cell lymphoma (ETTL) and subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma (SPTCL).
* Initiate Phase III trial of intravenous belinostat for the treatment of peripheral T-cell lymphoma by the fourth quarter of 2008.
All 14 samples with clinical, histologic, and immunohistochemical evidence of T-cell lymphoma showed either a single, monoclonal peak or a very prominent monoclonal peak in a polyclonal background.
More recent results suggest surface DNA may play a destructive role in autoimmune diseases and a useful role in drug treatment for psoriasis and a cancer called cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
Kura Oncology announced updated interim data from the ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial of its lead drug candidate, tipifarnib, in patients with relapsed or refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma. The results, which will be presented during an oral session at 16:45 CET / 10:45 am ET tomorrow at the European Hematology Association Annual Congress in Amsterdam, demonstrate ongoing anti-tumor activity and a manageable safety profile in advanced patients with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma as well as non-AITL PTCL.
Tinostamustine is currently being studied in multiple myeloma, Hodgkin lymphoma, peripheral T-cell lymphoma, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia, soft tissue sarcoma, small cell lung cancer, triple-negative breast cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer and MGMT-unmethylated glioblastoma.