Serum adiponectin as a predictor of childhood non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: a nationwide case-control study.

@article{Petridou2009SerumAA,
  title={Serum adiponectin as a predictor of childhood non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: a nationwide case-control study.},
  author={Eleni Th Petridou and Theodoros N Sergentanis and Nick Dessypris and Iris T. Vlachantoni and Sofia Tseleni-Balafouta and Apostolos Pourtsidis and Maria A. Moschovi and Sofia Polychronopoulou and Fani Athanasiadou-Piperopoulou and Maria C Kalmanti and Christos Socrates Mantzoros},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 30},
  pages={5049-55}
}
PURPOSE To our knowledge, this is the first study exploring the association of childhood non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) with serum adiponectin and leptin levels in a nationwide case-control series. In addition, expression of adiponectin receptors in NHL specimens was assessed, and the association between adipokines and childhood NHL survival and prognosis was examined. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied 121 incident childhood (0 to 14 years) NHL cases registered in the Nationwide Registry for… CONTINUE READING