Severe herpesvirus infection beats adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma

In a recently published editorial in the journal Genes & Cancer, researcher Tatsuro Jo from the Japanese Red Cross Nagasaki Genbaku Hospital’s Department of Hematology discussed aggressive type adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL). ATLL caused by human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection is associated with dismal survival prospects, even after the approval of mogamulizumab (a monoclonal antibody for C-C chemokine receptor 4 antigen).

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