Original Publication Date: 1 August, 2015
Publication / Source: Biomarkers in Medicine
Authors: Rebecca L Boddicker & Andrew L Feldman
Classification of anaplastic large cell lymphoma: historical background
Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) represents a group of non-Hodgkin lymphomas of mature T-cell origin (peripheral T-cell lymphomas [PTCLs]) that share common pathologic features, especially the presence of large lymphocytes that often involve lymph node sinuses and express the Ki-1 antigen, now designated CD30 . A chromosomal rearrangement in a subset of these cases, t(2;5)(p23;q35), was found to involve the nucleophosmin gene, NPM1, and a novel tyrosine kinase gene, designated anaplastic lymphoma kinase or ALK .