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What is the definition of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma?
Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a rare type of Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph system, part of our immune system. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma involves abnormal growth of white blood cells, either T cells or B cells. Anaplastic large cell lymphoma is an aggressive cancer that usually involves the T-cells. Cancer cells in ALCL can be identified by their appearance under the microscope and by the presence of a tumor marker called CD30 or Ki-1. There are two types of ALCL, a type that affects mainly the skin (cutaneous ALCL) and a type that affects other body organs (systmic ALCL). Systemic ALCL also has two types, ALK-positive (anaplastic lymphoma kinase) and ALK-negative. ALK-positive ALCL occurs more often in children and young adults. ALK-negative ALCL tends to occur in older adults. The symptoms of cutaneous ALCL include red skin lesions that break open and do not heal. Sometimes cutaneous ALCL is also found in the lymph nodes. The symptoms of systemic ALCL include fever, night sweats, and weight loss (B symptoms). The cancer can be found in the bone, soft tissue, spleen, liver and skin. The cause of ALCL is unknown. One type of ALK-negative ALCL has been associated with breast implants. ALCL is diagnosed by a biopsy of the tumor or abnormal skin and examination of the tumor cells under a microscope. Additional testing including PET scans, CT scans, MRI and a bone marrow biopsy can tell doctors if the cancer has spread to other organs.[15060
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What are the alternative names for Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma?
  • Anaplastic large cell lymphoma
  • ALCL
Who are the top Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Local Doctors?
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Duarte

1500 E Duarte Rd 
Duarte, CA 91010

Jasmine Zain is a Hematologist and an Oncologist in Duarte, California. Dr. Zain has been practicing medicine for over 35 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. She is also highly rated in 22 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma, T-Cell Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, and Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma CTCL. She is licensed to treat patients in New York and California.

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Memorial Hematology Lymphoma Group

1275 York Ave 
New York, NY 10021

Steven Horwitz is an Oncologist in New York, New York. Dr. Horwitz has been practicing medicine for over 29 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. He is also highly rated in 29 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are T-Cell Lymphoma, Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, and Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma CTCL. He is licensed to treat patients in New York. Dr. Horwitz is currently accepting new patients.

 
 
 
 
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825 Eastlake Avenue E 
Seattle, WA 98109

Andrei Shustov is a Hematologist Oncology specialist and an Oncologist in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Shustov has been practicing medicine for over 29 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. He is also highly rated in 26 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma, T-Cell Lymphoma, Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. He is licensed to treat patients in Washington. Dr. Shustov is currently accepting new patients.

What are the latest Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Clinical Trials?
A Phase II Study of Talimogene Laherparepvec Followed by Talimogene Laherparepvec + Nivolumab in Refractory T Cell and NK Cell Lymphomas, Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Merkel Cell Carcinoma, and Other Rare Skin Tumors
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Phase I Dose-Escalation Study of CPI-613, in Combination With Bendamustine, in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory T-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma or Classic Hodgkin Lymphoma
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

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