Tuesday, April 11, 2006


Mr M the surgeon has now had the report on the biopsy which again showed only lymphoid cells, suggesting, but not conclusively, that the abnormality is a lymphoma. Mr M is talking to the haematologist.

Lymphomas are generally difficult to diagnose, though Antonio Giordano and others of Temple University, Philadelphia have developed a test which looks for cyclin dependent kinase 9 (CDK9) and a molecule attached to it CYCLIN T1, in lymphoid cells from a blood sample, which is claimed to identify the type of lymphoma and its stage of advancement.

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