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19/4/2013

CREAL: Exposure to agents predisposing to asthma could reduce the risk of lymphoma

CREAL: Exposure to agents predisposing to asthma could reduce the risk of lymphoma


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A study, led by Ana Espinosa, researcher at CREAL, and Silvia de Sanjosé, researcher at ICO, and published in Cancer Epidemiology, concluded that occupational exposure to agents predisposing to asthma may reduce the risk of lymphoma.

The joint research, published in Cancer Epidemiology, developed by researchers at the CREAL, the Catalan Oncology  Institute (ICO), IMIM and CIBER Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP), concluded that exposure to agents that predispose to asthma may reduce the risk lymphoma.

As is known, allergies and asthma may be protective for the development of lymphoma. This research, published in Cancer Epidemiology and led by Ana Espinosa, researcher at the CREAL, has evaluated whether occupational allergens that provoke immune reactivity and asthma are protective for lymphoma.

More information:

CREAL press release

 

Reference:

Espinosa A, Zock JP, Benavente Y, Boffetta P, Becker N, Brennan P, Cocco P, Foretova L, Maynadié M, Staines A, Nieters A, Kogevinas M, de Sanjose S. Occupational exposure to immunologically active agents and risk for lymphoma: The European Epilymph case-control study. Cancer Epidemiol. 2013 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print]