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Analysis Suggests ‘Burkitt-like Lymphoma’ is a Misnomer

Key clinical point: Burkitt-like lymphoma with 11q aberration (BLL-11q) appears more closely related to other lymphomas.

Major finding: BLL-11q has a genomic and mutational profile more closely related to that of high grade B-cell lymphoma or diffuse large B-cell lymphoma than typical Burkitt lymphoma.

Study details: An analysis of 11 BLL-11q cases.

Disclosures: This research was supported by Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer and other organizations, as well as the government of Catalonia.


Gonzalez-Farre B et al. Haematologica. 2019 Feb 7. doi: 10.3324/haematol.2018.207928.