DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for Burkitt's lymphoma

Burkitt's lymphoma [DOID:8584]

Burkitt's lymphoma (or "Burkitt's tumor", Burkitt lymphoma or "malignant lymphoma, Burkitt's type") is a cancer of the lymphatic system (in particular, B lymphocytes). It is named after Denis Parsons Burkitt, a surgeon who first described the disease in 1956 while working in equatorial Africa.

Synonyms:  Burkitt's lymphoma,  Burkitts lymphoma,  DOID:8584,  Burkitt Lymphoma,  Burkitt lymphoma/leukaemia ...