Anaplastic large cell lymphoma

What is Anaplastic large cell lymphoma?

A rare and aggressive peripheral T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, belonging to the group of CD30-positive lymphoproliferative disorders, which affects lymph nodes and extranodal sites. It is comprised of two sub-types, based on the expression of a protein called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK): ALK positive and ALK negative ALCL.

Other condition names

  • ALCL
  • CD30 positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma
  • Ki-1 positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma
  • Primary systemic ALCL
  • sACL

Inheritance type

Not applicable


  • Europe: 1-9 in 100,000

Age of Onset

  • All ages
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