Eleanor V Willett

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Genetic instability, including chromosomal imbalance, is important in the pathogenesis of lymphoproliferative disorders such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). DNA synthesis and methylation, which are closely linked to folate metabolism and transport, may be affected by polymorphisms in genes involved in these pathways. Folate metabolism polymorphisms have been(More)
Genetic variation in innate immunity may alter host-pathogen defence mechanisms and promote aberrant immune responses and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). To test this hypothesis, we investigated polymorphisms in innate immune genes in a pooled analysis of two population-based case-control studies of NHL from the San Francisco Bay Area (308 cases, 684 controls)(More)
A population-based case-control study of lymphomas in England collected height and weight details from 699 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) cases and 914 controls. Obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) over 30 kg m(-2) at five years before diagnosis,, was associated with an increased risk of NHL (OR = 1.5, 95% CI 1.1-2.1). The excess was most pronounced(More)
Between 1998 and 2003, 214 people with Hodgkin's lymphoma and 214 controls randomly selected from population registers in the north of England (after matching for age and sex) were recruited and their primary care medical records examined for details of clinical diagnoses due to infectious and non-infectious conditions in the preceding 15 years. In the year(More)
Familial aggregation of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and the co-occurrence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and other hematologic malignancies within families, provide evidence for genetic or common environmental etiologies for these conditions. The authors analyzed the association between non-Hodgkin's lymphoma risk and family history of hematologic malignancy using a(More)
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