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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor


Other Names for this Disease

  • Inflammatory fibrosarcoma
  • Inflammatory pseudotumor
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How can I find out more about the status of research on inflammatory myfibroblastic tumor?

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How can I learn about research involving inflammatory myfibroblastic tumor?

In recent years, research involving inflammatory myfibroblastic tumors has focused on the search for factors that influence prognosis. One area of study is the role of the ALK gene in the development of inflammatory myfibroblastic tumor. Approximately 50% of these tumors have a rearrangement of the ALK gene, which causes the gene to be more active than normal. Researchers are trying to determine how the tumors that have this rearrangement differ from those that do not have the ALK rearrangement.[1]

The Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) lists one project studying the role of the ALK gene in the development of tumors, including inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors. 

Visit our section on Clinical Trials & Research for additional resources where you may find research studies and clinical trials.
Last updated: 11/2/2010

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Other Names for this Disease
  • Inflammatory fibrosarcoma
  • Inflammatory pseudotumor
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.