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lym·pho·ma

 (lĭm-fō′mə)
n. pl. lym·pho·ma·ta (-mə-tə) or lym·pho·mas
1. Any of various malignant tumors that arise from the lymphocytic cells of the immune system.
2. Any of various cancers characterized by the development of such tumors, especially Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

lym·pho′ma·toid′, lym·pho′ma·tous (-təs) adj.

lymphoma

(lɪmˈfəʊmə)
n, pl -mata (-mətə) or -mas
(Pathology) any form of cancer of the lymph nodes. Also called: lymphosarcoma
lymˈphomatous, lymˈphomaˌtoid adj

lym•pho•ma

(lɪmˈfoʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
a tumor arising from any of the cellular elements of lymph nodes.
[1870–75]
lym•pho′ma•toid`, adj.

lymphoma

a growth of lymphoid tissue that is commonly cancerous and typically enlarges the lymph nodes.
See also: Cancer
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lymphoma - a neoplasm of lymph tissue that is usually malignant; one of the four major types of cancer
cancer, malignant neoplastic disease - any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
Hodgkin's disease - a malignant disorder in which there is progressive (but painless) enlargement of lymph tissue followed by enlargement of the spleen and liver
Translations
lymfom

lym·pho·ma

n. linfoma, neoplasma del tejido linfático.

lymphoma

n linfoma m; B cell — linfoma de células B; Hodgkin’s — linfoma (de) Hodgkin; mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) — linfoma MALT, linfoma de tejido linfoide asociado a mucosas; non-Hodgkin’s — linfoma no Hodgkin; T cell — linfoma de células T
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Methods: ALCL, leukaemia and breast cancer cells, and normal peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were treated with isolated sesquiterpene lactones and analysed for cell cycle progression, proliferation, mitochondrial activity, apoptosis, protein and mRNA expression, NF-[kappa]B and cytochrome P450 activity, 12(S)-HETE production and lymphendothelial intravasation.
The final diagnosis was ALK-negative ALCL arising in a setting of HIV.
The diagnosis of ALCL should be considered in the differential for some such tumors, and the possibility of an aberrant immunophenotype should guide the selection of a complete panel of ancillary studies.
The agency said it was aware of around 60 cases of ALCL in women with breast implants but this was a "a very small fraction of the five to ten million women who have received breast implants worldwide".
Data reviewed by the FDA suggest that patients with breast implants may have a very small but significant risk of ALCL in the scar capsule adjacent to the implant," the agency noted in a press release.
Reviewing scientific literature published from January 1997 through May 2010, the FDA identified 34 unique cases of ALCL in women with breast implants throughout the world.
The Lymphoma Research Foundation said that ALCL is a rare type of aggressive blood cancer comprising only about three percent of all blood cancers in adults.
The topics include the purification of primary malignant B-cells and immunoblot analysis of Bcl-2 family proteins, idiotype gene rescue in follicular lymphoma, and antibody techniques used to study anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive ALCL.
This brings us a step closer to providing a new treatment option to patients in Japan with relapsed or refractory HL and relapsed or refractory ALCL who still have significant unmet medical needs," said Masato Iwasaki, Director and Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Marketing Division of Takeda.
Initially reports also linked the implants to a rare form of cancer known as ALCL, but the cancer link has been now been firmly discounted by medical experts in the UK and Europe.
The agency conducted its own review and found 60 cases of ALCL in the estimated 5-10 million women with breast implants worldwide.
Although initially recognized by relatively simple morphologic observations and immunophenotypic studies, ALCL has proved to be a model for investigating T-cell activation and signal transduction, lymphomagenesis, and oncogenesis in general.