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Burkitt lymphoma is a rare, aggressive B-cell lymphoma that accounts for 30 to 50% of lymphomas in children but only 1 to 2% of lymphomas in adults (Harris and Horning, 2006). It results from chromosomal translocations that involve the MYC gene (190080) and either the lambda or the kappa light chain immunoglobulin genes (147220, 147200). Burkitt lymphoma is causally related to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), although the pathogenetic mechanisms are not clear. [from OMIM]

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  • Also known as: MRTL, MYCC, bHLHe39, c-Myc, MYC
    Summary: MYC proto-oncogene, bHLH transcription factor

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Practice guidelines

  • NCCN, 2023
    NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN GuidelinesĀ®) B-Cell Lymphomas, 2023

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