Birthweight and childhood cancer: Preliminary findings from the international childhood cancer cohort consortium (I4C)

O. Paltiel, G. Tikellis, M. Linet, J. Golding, S. Lemeshow, G. Phillips, K. Lamb, C. Stoltenberg, S.E. Håberg, M. Strøm, C. Granstrøm, K. Northstone, M. Klebanoff, A.L. Ponsonby, Elizabeth Milne, M. Pedersen, M. Kogevinas, E. Ha, T. Dwyer

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© 2015 The Authors. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Background Evidence relating childhood cancer to high birthweight is derived primarily from registry and case-control studies. We aimed to investigate this association, exploring the potential modifying roles of age at diagnosis and maternal anthropometrics, using prospectively collected data from the International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium. Methods We pooled data on infant and parental characteristics and cancer incidence from six geographically and temporally diverse member cohorts [the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (UK), the Collaborative Perinatal Project (USA), the Danish National Birth Cohort (Denmark), the Jerusalem Perinatal Study (Israel), the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (Norway), and the Tasmanian Infant Health Survey (Australia)]. Birthweight metrics included a continuous measure, deciles, and categories (≥4.0 vs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-345
JournalPaediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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