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Title: Medical history, lifestyle, family history, and occupational risk factors for mycosis fungoides and SÚzary syndrome: the InterLymph Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Subtypes Project.
Authors: Aschebrook-Kilfoy B,  Cocco P,  La Vecchia C,  Chang ET,  Vajdic CM,  Kadin ME,  Spinelli JJ,  Morton LM,  Kane EV,  Sampson JN,  Kasten C,  Feldman AL,  Wang SS,  Zhang Y
Journal: J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr
Date: 2014 Aug
Branches: BB, EBP, MEB, REB
PubMed ID: 25174030
PMC ID: PMC4155463
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Mycosis fungoides and SÚzary syndrome (MF/SS) are rare cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. Their etiology is poorly understood. METHODS: A pooled analysis of 324 MF/SS cases and 17217 controls from 14 case-control studies from Europe, North America, and Australia, as part of the International Lymphoma Epidemiology Consortium (InterLymph) Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) Subtypes Project, was carried out to investigate associations with lifestyle, medical history, family history, and occupational risk factors. Multivariate logistic regression models were used to calculate odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI). RESULTS: We found an increased risk of MF/SS associated with body mass index equal to or larger than 30 kg/m(2) (OR = 1.57, 95% CI = 1.03 to 2.40), cigarette smoking for 40 years or more (OR = 1.55, 95% CI = 1.04 to 2.31), eczema (OR = 2.38, 95% CI = 1.73 to 3.29), family history of multiple myeloma (OR = 8.49, 95% CI = 3.31 to 21.80), and occupation as crop and vegetable farmers (OR = 2.37, 95% CI = 1.14 to 4.92), painters (OR = 3.71, 95% CI = 1.94 to 7.07), woodworkers (OR = 2.20, 95% CI = 1.18 to 4.08), and general carpenters (OR = 4.07, 95% CI = 1.54 to 10.75). We also found a reduced risk of MF/SS associated with moderate leisure time physical activity (OR = 0.46, 95% CI = 0.22 to 0.97). CONCLUSIONS: Our study provided the first detailed analysis of risk factors for MF/SS and further investigation is needed to confirm these findings in prospective data and in other populations.