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Welcome to Focus on ALCL

The website is designed to provide helpful information and resources to patients, caregivers, physicians, and others affected by anaplastic large cell lymphoma.

We invite you to browse the website to learn more about ALCL.

Getting the Facts

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), but the second or third most common subtype of T-cell lymphoma. There are three types of ALCL and altogether they comprise about 3 percent of all NHLs in adults and between 10 percent and 30 percent of all NHLs in children. It can present either systemically or in the skin.

Recent Research

Research into anaplastic large cell lymphoma has led to significant advancements in the understanding of the disease. Research continues on multiple fronts to develop better treatments for patients. We hope you will find the information presented here useful in understanding your disease and discussing it with your healthcare team.

Ask the Doctor

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) provides a comprehensive series of educational programs for people with lymphoma and their loved ones, including a number of in-person conferences on the local, regional and national levels.


View LRF's YouTube Channel for videos on lymphoma, treatment options, and clinical trials. Gain access to in-depth videos with leading lymphoma experts.