Molecular diagnosis of malignant lymphoma: mantle cell lymphoma, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of malt.

Yoshie Shimoyama, Ayako Sakakibara, Kumi Kawai, Tetsuro Nagasaka, Shigeo Nakamura

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Abstract

Malignant lymphoma is a heterogeneous category embracing three major types of lymphoid neoplasms: B cell neoplasms, T and NK cell neoplasms, and Hodgkin lymphoma. Within each type, distinct disease entities are defined based on a combination of morphology, immunophenotype, genetic features and clinical syndromes, the emphasis on which represents a new paradigm in the lymphoma classification of the World Health Organization (WHO). These lymphoma entities often have distinctive cytogenetic abnormalities, usually involving translocations that place a potential cellular oncogene under the influence of the immunoglobulin in some low-grade B-cell lymphomas. Both pathologists and oncologists are now concerned with better understanding each disease entity and its spectrum of morphology, genetic events, and clinical behaviors. Over the last decade, significant progress has been made in the molecular characterizations of mantle cell lymphoma, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT), which have not only provided insights into the pathogenesis of lymphomas, but also valuable data that could lead to therapies based on their clinical behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalNagoya journal of medical science
Volume68
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 01-2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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