Overview

NCI Definition: An aggressive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma frequently arising in the setting of HIV infection and characterized by the presence of large neoplastic cells resembling B-immunoblasts which have the immunophenotypic profile of plasma cells. Sites of involvement include the oral cavity, sinonasal cavity, skin, soft tissues, gastrointestinal tract, and bone. [1]

Significant Genes in Plasmablastic Lymphoma

AFF1 +

ALK +

BCL2 +

BCL6 +

ELL +

IRF4 +

KMT2A +

MLLT1 +

MLLT10 +

MLLT3 +

MLLT4 +

MYC +

Disease Details

Synonyms
PBL
Parent(s)
Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
OncoTree Name
Plasmablastic Lymphoma
OncoTree Code
PLBL

References

1. National Cancer Institute. NCI Thesaurus Version 18.11d. https://ncit.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/ [2018-08-28]. [2018-09-21].

2. The AACR Project GENIE Consortium. AACR Project GENIE: powering precision medicine through an international consortium. Cancer Discovery. 2017;7(8):818-831. Dataset Version 6. This dataset does not represent the totality of the genetic landscape; see paper for more information.

3. All assertions and clinical trial landscape data are curated from primary sources. You can read more about the curation process here.