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Tricky and terrible T-cell tumors: these are thrilling times for testing: molecular pathology of peripheral T-cell lymphomas.
Hematology / the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology. American Society of Hematology. Education Program
Peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCLs) encompass a group of rare and usually clinically aggressive diseases. The classification and diagnosis of these diseases are compounded by their marked pathological heterogeneity and complex clinical features. With the exception of ALK-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), which is defined on the basis of ALK rearrangements, genetic features play little role in the definition of other disease entities. In recent years, hitherto unrecognized chromosomal translocations have been reported in small subsets of PTCLs, and genome-wide array-based profiling investigations have provided novel insights into their molecular characteristics. This article summarizes the current knowledge on the best-characterized genetic and molecular alterations underlying the pathogenesis of PTCLs, with a focus on recent discoveries, their relevance to disease classification, and their management implications from a diagnostical and therapeutical perspective.
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