Burkitt's lymphoma

  title={Burkitt's lymphoma},
  author={E. Molyneux and R. Rochford and B. Griffin and R. Newton and S. Bailey},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • E. Molyneux, R. Rochford, +2 authors S. Bailey
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Burkitt's lymphoma is a highly aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and is the fastest growing human tumour. The disease is associated with Epstein-Barr virus and was one of the first tumours shown to have a chromosomal translocation that activates an oncogene (c-MYC). Burkitt's lymphoma is the most common childhood cancer in areas where malaria is holoendemic. The incidence is very high in immunosuppressed patients in non-endemic areas, especially when associated with HIV infection. Outcome… CONTINUE READING
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