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-Positive Cancer 

Meaning of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase-Positive Cancer

Describes cancer cells that have a change in the structure of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene or a higher than normal amount of ALK protein on their surface. In normal cells, ALK helps control cell growth. When cancer cells have the changed ALK gene or make too much ALK protein, the cancer cells may grow more quickly. Knowing whether a cancer is ALK positive may help plan treatment. Cancers that may be ALK positive include neuroblastoma, non-small cell lung cancer, and anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Also called ALK-positive cancer.

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