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Family history of haematopoietic malignancies and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma risk in the California Teachers Study

By Y Lu, J Sullivan-Halley, W Cozen, E T Chang, K Henderson, H Ma, D Deapen, C Clarke, P Reynolds, S L Neuhausen, H Anton-Culver, G Ursin, D West and L Bernstein

Abstract

Family history of haematopoietic malignancies appears to be a risk factor for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), but whether risk varies by family member's gender is unclear. Among 121 216 women participating in the prospective California Teachers Study, NHL risk varied by type of haematopoietic malignancy and gender of the relative

Topics: Epidemiology
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
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