Scientist find cause of Anaplastic large cell lymphoma, an aggressive childhood cancer

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a very aggressive cancer of the blood, which usually occurs as a tumour in lymph nodes, the skin, the lungs, the liver, and in soft tissue, and mainly affects children and young adults. The cause of this disease has not previously been researched. But now, scientists at the Medical University of Vienna (MedUni Vienna) and the University of Cambridge have, for the first time, succeeded in identifying the origins of ALCL. The results of the study have been published in the leading journal “Nature Communications”.
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