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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sowminya Arikapudi, M.B,B.S. [2]

Overview

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma is a common disease that tends to affect children or young adults. Males are more commonly affected with anaplastic large cell lymphoma than females.[1]

Epidemiology and Demographics

Age

  • Patients of all age groups may develop anapastic large cell lymphoma [1]
  • Anaplastic large cell lymphoma is a common disease that tends to affect children or young adults
  • ALK-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma usually affects younger individuals (between 10 and 29 years)[2]
  • ALK-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma usually affects older individuals (between 40-60 years)

Gender

  • Males are more commonly affected with anaplastic large cell lymphoma than females[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Canadian Cancer Society. http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/non-hodgkin-lymphoma/non-hodgkin-lymphoma/types-of-nhl/anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma/?region=on Accessed on October 7, 2015
  2. Stein H, Foss HD, Dürkop H, Marafioti T, Delsol G, Pulford K; et al. (2000). "CD30(+) anaplastic large cell lymphoma: a review of its histopathologic, genetic, and clinical features.". Blood. 96 (12): 3681–95. PMID 11090048. 

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