Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma

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Synonyms: ATLL

A rare virus associated tumor due to human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 or human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) and is characterized by the presence of anti-HTLV-1 antibodies and malignant mature medium-sized T cells with condensed chromatin and polylobated nuclei. The malignant cells exhibit a mature CD4+ T cells phenotype and express CD2 CD5 CD25 CD45RO HLA-DR and T-cell receptor αβ. Presentation is heterogeneous and is typically of aggressive leukemia or lymphoma variable skin eruptions and visceral organ involvement.

Data from Orphanet are used to provide information on a disease's name, synonym(s), and overview. Reference: Access aggregated data from Orphanet at Orphadata. Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version May 2024

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Advocacy Organizations

Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation

Judy Jones, Judith Shea, and Dr. Stuart Lessin, frustrated with the lack of reliable information about cutaneous lymphomas, started the Mycosis Fungoides Foundation (now the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation) in 1998 The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation is an independent, non-profit patient advocacy organization dedicated to supporting every person with cutaneous lymphoma by promoting awareness and education, advancing patient care and facilitating research.

My Faulty Gene

My Faulty Gene is a nonprofit organization which provides information and assistance to any individual whose family medical history suggests genetic testing might be helpful in identifying an increased risk of disease due to a genetic mutation. We believe that everyone in need of genetic testing should have access to it.

My Little Sunshine Foundation

My Little Sunshine is a non-profit foundation dedicated to educating people about the importance of fertility preservation and making fertility resources accessible to all.

SALUS

Educate and provide resources to POC with Rare Cancers

Youth And Women for Opportunities Uganda-YWOU

Our mission supports Rare, orphan and undiagnosed diseases diagnosis, care and treatment, education, awareness and empowering health care professionals and patients care takers of rare, orphan and undiagnosed diseases arena in Uganda, build capacity and bridge lack of clinical knowledge and experience and provide search/quest for diagnostic laboratories, I advocate for changes in laws, practices

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Clinical Trials

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