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Burkitt Lymphoma

Burkitt 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 Lymphoma grants

Catherine Forconi, PhD, Principal Investigator
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Young Investigator Grants, Awarded 2019
Rosemary Rochford, Principal Investigator
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Epidemiology Grants, Awarded 2008

Latest Burkitt Lymphoma blog posts

When Lilly faced surgery after relapsing, her family made the decision to donate extra tumor tissue to research instead of throwing it away. 

“We hope that Lilly’s neuroblastoma tumor can be some small part of helping other children who... more
Every day, everywhere, children are diagnosed with cancer. Right now, children are in hospitals receiving frontline treatment following a diagnosis. Other children are beginning a clinical trial following a relapse. Still others face long-... more
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