AZD2281
Azedra
AZD6244
Azoospermia
AZQ
Azygos vein
Azoxymethane
AZT
AC-T regimen
Acolbifene hydrochloride
AC-Taxol regimen
Acneiform rash
Acid-base equilibrium
Acid-base balance
Acid
Acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
Acridine carboxamide
Acromegaly
AC-T
Acrylonitrile 

Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase Gene 

Meaning of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase Gene

A gene that makes a protein called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), which is involved in cell growth. Mutated (changed) forms of the ALK gene and protein have been found in some types of cancer, including neuroblastoma, non-small cell lung cancer, and anaplastic large cell lymphoma. These changes may increase the growth of cancer cells. Checking for changes in the anaplastic lymphoma kinase gene in tumor tissue may help to plan cancer treatment. Also called ALK gene.

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