Burkitt's lymphoma: Introduction
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Burkitt's lymphoma: Lymphoma associated with Epstein Barr virus.
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- Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma or Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia - This study has been completed (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - cyclophosphamide,cytarabine,dexamethasone,doxorubicin,etoposide,filgrastim,ifosfamide,leucovorin calcium,methotrexate,vincristine
- Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma or Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - cyclophosphamide,cytarabine,dexamethasone,doxorubicin,etoposide,hydrocortisone,ifosfamide,leucovorin calcium,mesna,methotrexate,prednisone,vincristine
- Intensive Chemotherapy and Rituximab in the Treatment of Burkitt Lymphoma - This study is currently recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - Rituximab,Cyclophosphamide,Doxorubicin,Vincristine,Methotrexate,Leucovorin,Ifosfamide,Etoposide,Cytarabine,Mesna
- Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in Treating Patients With Lymphoproliferative Disorder Associated With Immunosuppression Therapy - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - rituximab
- Combination Chemotherapy Plus Rituximab and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Stage I or Stage II Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - cyclophosphamide,doxorubicin,prednisone,rituximab,vincristine
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Burkitt lymphoma is a rare form of cancer predominantly affecting young children in Central Africa, but the disease has also been reported in other areas.
(Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)
Definitions of Burkitt's lymphoma:
A highly aggressive lymphoma composed of monomorphic medium-sized B-cells with basophilic cytoplasm and numerous mitotic figures. It is often associated with the presence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and is commonly seen in AIDS patients. Three morphologic variants are recognized: classical Burkitt's lymphoma, Burkitt's lymphoma with plasmacytoid differentiation, and atypical Burkitt's/Burkitt's-like lymphoma. All cases express the MYC translocation [t(8;14)]. (WHO, 2001) -- 2003
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Burkitt's lymphoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Burkitt's lymphoma, or a subtype of Burkitt's lymphoma,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Burkitt's lymphoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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