Childhood Cancer

Burkitt's Lymphoma

Burkitt’s Lymphoma is the fastest-growing type of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It causes the cells in the lymphatic system to abnormally grow, eventually causing tumors. The lymphatic system is part of the immune system and includes the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, bone marrow and lymphocytes, a specific type of white blood cell. Tumors are often found in the abdomen, live, spleen, jaw and other organs.

Latest Burkitt's Lymphoma grants

Rosemary Rochford, Principal Investigator
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Epidemiology Grants, Awarded 2008

Latest Burkitt's Lymphoma blog posts

Last year, we shared the story of 14-year-old Eden Green, who loves to take photos and dance. Eden was in treatment for a form of childhood cancer so rare, that doctors did not have a clinical name for it. After 4 months of treatment on a... more
by Trish Adkins

For Eden, the trouble began when she was 10 years old. The trouble had a name: pain. It seemed normal at first—maybe a side effect from dancing or growing. But then it never went away and then, suddenly, Eden could not... more
Children with certain types of hard-to-treat childhood cancers just got another huge dose of hope. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to a drug called Vitrakvi (also known as larotrectinib... more