No association between telomere length in peripheral blood leukocytes and the risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer.

@article{Liang2011NoAB,
  title={No association between telomere length in peripheral blood leukocytes and the risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer.},
  author={Geyu Liang and Abrar A. Qureshi and Qun Guo and Immaculata De Vivo and Jiali Han},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={1043-5}
}
BACKGROUND Recent reports have shown that telomere length was associated with the risk of various cancers, but the results have been inconsistent. METHODS We prospectively evaluated the association of telomere length in peripheral blood leukocytes with the risk of skin squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in 241 cases and 241 controls within the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS), and the risk of skin basal cell carcinoma (BCC) in 623 cases and 1,943 controls within the Nurses' Health Study… CONTINUE READING

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