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16-09-2016 | Hematologic cancers | Book chapter | Article

Risk factors, etiology, and pathogenesis

Anastasios Stathis, Colette Owens
Lymphomas are a heterogeneous group of neoplastic disorders that originate from lymphatic cells. Clinical and epidemiological studies have revealed some risk factors that are associated with the development of lymphomas while molecular biology studies have elucidated mechanisms that drive the malignant transformation of lymphatic cells. In this chapter we review current knowledge of the risk factors and of the molecular pathogenesis of the most common lymphomas.

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