Journal article

Pigmentary traits, sun exposure, and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma/chronic lymphocytic leukemia: A study within the French E3N prospective cohort.

Louis-Marie Garcin, Amandine Gelot, Roselyn-Rima Gomez, Gaëlle Gusto, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Marina Kvaskoff, Gianluca Severi, Caroline Besson

Cancer Medicine | Published : 2021


To investigate whether risk factors for keratinocyte carcinomas (KCs), namely pigmentary traits and sun exposure, are associated with risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). E3N is a prospective cohort of French women aged 40-65 years at inclusion in 1990. Cancer data were collected at baseline and updated every 2-3 years. Hazard Ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for associations between pigmentary traits and sun exposure, and risk of CLL/NHL were estimated using Cox models. With a median follow-up of 24 years, 622 incident cases of CLL/NHL were ascertained among the 92,097 included women. The presence of nevi was associated with CLL/NHL ri..

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