B-Cell Lymphomas

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B-Cell Lymphomas

Lymphoma is the most common blood cancer. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell that are part of our body’s immune system and help our body fight infections. Lymphoma occurs when these lymphocytes grow and multiply uncontrollably. The body has two main types of lymphocytes, B-lymphocytes (B-cells) and T-lymphocytes (T-cells). B-cell lymphoma occurs when the B-cells in particular grow into lymphomas. The cancerous lymphocyte cells can then travel to various parts of the body including the lymph nodes, blood, spleen, bone marrow and other organs. There are many different types of B-cell lymphomas and the most common type is called diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) which is aggressive (fast-growing) and requires immediate treatment. There are other forms that are slow-growing and respond well to treatment and can go into remission for many years. Genetic factors as well as environmental factors, weak immune system (immunodeficiency due to an organ transplant or HIV/AIDS), drug and chemical exposures, viruses and other unknown factors are thought to play a role in the development of lymphoma.

Symptoms are variable but can include: swollen lymph glands, fevers, night sweats, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, pain or abdominal bloating, chest pain, cough, difficulty breathing. Diagnosis may include physical exam of the lymph nodes, spleen and liver, blood tests, x-rays, scans, and finally a biopsy from lymph tissue. The treatment and prognosis or outlook depends upon the specific type of B-cell lymphoma and other factors present but often includes radiation, chemotherapy and medications. Speak with your physician for the most current treatment options. Support groups are also a great resource for support and information and can help connect you to other individuals with B-cell lymphoma.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "B-Cell Lymphomas" returned 535 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A new diagnostic marker for differentiating multicentric gliomas from multiple intracranial diffuse large B-cell lymphomas on 18F-FDG PET images.
 

Author(s): Kai Wang, Xiaobin Zhao, Qian Chen, Di Fan, Zhen Qiao, Song Lin, Tao Jiang, Jianping Dai, Lin Ai

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Aug;96(32):e7756.

 

Intracranial gliomas and lymphomas may share similar radiological manifestations, while the treatment strategies for them are different. The aim of the study was to investigate the diagnostic value of fluorine-18-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (F-FDG) positron emission computed tomography ...

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2017

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Inhibition of 4EBP phosphorylation mediates the cytotoxic effect of mechanistic target of rapamycin kinase inhibitors in aggressive B-cell lymphomas.
 

Author(s): Chengfeng Bi, Xuan Zhang, Ting Lu, Xiaoyan Zhang, Xianhuo Wang, Bin Meng, Huilai Zhang, Ping Wang, Julie M Vose, Wing C Chan, Timothy W McKeithan, Kai Fu

Journal: Haematologica. 2017 Apr;102(4):755-764.

 

Mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) complex 1 is a central integrator of nutrient and growth factor inputs that controls cell growth in eukaryotes. The second generation of mTOR kinase inhibitors (TORKi), directly targeting the mTOR catalytic site, are more effective than rapamycin ...

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2017

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B-cell lymphomas involving Waldeyer's ring characterized by distinctive clinical and histopathological features: a comparison of pediatric to adult patients.
 

Author(s): Lei Chen, Lika'a Fasih Y Al-Kzayer, Yi Liu, Tingting Liu

Journal: Oncotarget. 2017 Feb;8(7):11544-11554.

 

B-cell lymphomas involving Waldeyer's ring (WR) comprise heterogeneous histolopathological subtypes with a wide age range and distinctive clinical features. However, the comparison between pediatric and adult patients is scarce and limited in the literature. Thirty-three cases of ...

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2017

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The terms "B-Cell Lymphomas" returned 43 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Catching up with solid tumor oncology: what is the evidence for a prognostic role of programmed cell death-ligand 1/programmed cell death-1 expression in B-cell lymphomas?
 

Author(s): Fabienne McClanahan, Thomas G Sharp, John G Gribben

Journal: Haematologica. 2016 Oct;101(10):1144-1158.

 

Therapeutic strategies targeting the programmed cell death-ligand 1/programmed cell death-1 pathway have shown significant responses and good tolerability in solid malignancies. Although preclinical studies suggest that inhibiting programmed cell death-ligand 1/programmed cell death-1 ...

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2016

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Cutaneous primary B-cell lymphomas: from diagnosis to treatment.
 

Author(s): Margarida Lima

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;90(5):687-706.

 

Primary cutaneous B-cell lymphomas are a heterogeneous group of mature B-cells neoplasms with tropism for the skin, whose biology and clinical course differ significantly from the equivalent nodal lymphomas. The most indolent forms comprise the primary cutaneous marginal zone and ...

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2015

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Mutation of chromatin modifiers; an emerging hallmark of germinal center B-cell lymphomas.
 

Author(s): M A Lunning, M R Green

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Subtypes of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas align with different stages of B-cell development. Germinal center B-cell (GCB)-like diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), follicular lymphoma (FL) and Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) each share molecular similarities with normal GCB cells. Recent next-generation ...

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2015

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Bruton's Tyrosine Kinase (BTK) Inhibition in B-cell Lymphomas
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: B-cell Lymphoma

 

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2017

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A Study Evaluating CPI-1205 in Patients With B-Cell Lymphomas
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: B-Cell Lymphoma

 

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2016

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Last Updated: 16 Oct 2014

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