Genomics in the Management of Lymphomas

Lisa Rimsza

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Lymphoma is not a single disease. It encompasses nearly 40 different types of lymphoid malignancies broadly divided into Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin categories. The latter includes precursor B- or T-cell neoplasms, mature B- or T-cell neoplasms, and rare natural killer (NK) cell neoplasms. Each type of lymphoma has a unique histogenesis and is derived from a particular lymphocyte subset defined by stage of differentiation, immune compartment, function, activation status, and/or exposure to antigens. The diversity of the immune system is reflected by many types of lymphoma ranging from indolent to aggressive, highly curable to almost invariably lethal diseases. Lymphoid neoplasms include lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and multiple myeloma. The diagnosis of lymphoma is a highly specialized branch of medicine practiced by pathologists, often with subspecialty training. The diagnosis of lymphoma and its type can be suspected based on clinical history, laboratory data, or imaging studies. However, the definitive diagnosis can only be made from a tissue biopsy. © 2010

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssentials of Genomic and Personalized Medicine
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780123749345
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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