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Br J Haematol. 2013 Nov;163(3):352-6. doi: 10.1111/bjh.12512. Epub 2013 Aug 2.

Pre-diagnosis cigarette smoking and overall survival in non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA; Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

Abstract

We examined whether smoking prior to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) diagnosis was associated with overall survival (OS) and conducted a meta-analysis to assess the evidence relating pre-diagnosis cigarette smoking with OS. Among 523 NHL patients, worse OS was suggested for greater pre-diagnostic smoking habits when compared to never smokers. In the meta-analysis (n = 5 patient populations), inferior OS was observed for greater number of cigarettes smoked per day, years of cigarette smoking, and pack-years of cigarette smoking. The inferior survival was more pronounced for follicular than for diffuse large B cell lymphoma. Pre-diagnosis cigarette smoking may adversely impact the survival of NHL patients.

KEYWORDS:

cigarettes; meta-analysis; non-Hodgkin lymphoma; pooled analysis; smoking

PMID:
23909494
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PMC3797194
DOI:
10.1111/bjh.12512
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