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Br J Cancer. 2008 Jul 8;99(1):179-81. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6604424. Epub 2008 Jun 17.

Fetal growth and the risk of childhood non-CNS solid tumours in Western Australia.

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  • 1Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, PO Box 855, West Perth, Australia.

Abstract

Using population-based linked health data, we investigated whether the risk of certain childhood non-CNS solid tumours (n=186) was associated with intra-uterine growth. The risk of retinoblastoma and rhabdomyosarcoma, but not other tumour types, was positively associated with increased growth, suggesting a possible role of fetal growth factors. Larger studies are needed.

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PMC2453023
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