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Association of early life factors and brain tumour risk in a cohort study.


Posted on: 08/30/2008

: Br J Cancer. 2008 Sep 2;99(5):796-9. Epub 2008 Aug 19.

Association of early life factors and brain tumour risk in a cohort study.

Centre for Clinical and Population Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Mulhouse Building, Grosvenor Road, Belfast BT12 6BJ, UK. m.cantwell@qub.ac.uk

Using population-based linked birth and cancer registry data, we investigated whether the risk of brain tumour in childhood (n=155) was associated with perinatal risk factors. This population-based cohort showed that being born into a larger family or to a mother with a history of miscarriage may increase childhood brain tumour risk.


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