Beth A Mueller

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BACKGROUND Few risk factors for childhood cancer are well-established. We investigated whether advancing parental age increases childhood cancer risk. METHODS We assessed the relationship between parental age and childhood cancer in a case-control study using pooled population-based data. Our pooling was based on linked cancer and birth registry records(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether women with multiple sclerosis who deliver singleton infants are more likely to have pregnancy or delivery complications or to have infants with low birth weight, preterm gestation, or malformations than women without multiple sclerosis and to compare their need for rehospitalization during the 2(More)
BACKGROUND Many young patients with breast carcinoma have not started, or completed, their desired families. How childbearing after a diagnosis of breast carcinoma affects survival is of importance to these women and their families. The authors measured relative mortality among young patients with breast carcinoma with and without births occurring after(More)
BACKGROUND To the authors' knowledge, no previous studies have identified an adverse effect of pregnancy on patient survival after breast carcinoma. However, results are difficult to interpret because of failure to control for stage of disease at the time the pregnancy occurred. METHODS Study participants were women diagnosed with invasive breast(More)
Data from a large, population-based case-control study were analyzed to investigate the relationship between prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke and childhood brain tumors (CBTs). A total of 540 CBT patients, diagnosed between 1984 and 1991, were identified from population-based tumor registries in 19 West Coast counties that included Seattle, WA (13(More)
Data from a large, population-based, case-control study were analyzed to assess the role of parental smoking in childhood brain tumors. Parents of 361 cases, newly diagnosed between January 1, 1977 and December 31, 1981 and ascertained from eight Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program registries, and 1,083 controls had been interviewed.(More)
A total of 1218 cases of childhood brain tumours (CBT) and 2223 control subjects from the general population were included in a population-based case-control study conducted in nine centres in seven countries. Mothers were asked about farm- or agriculture-related exposures. Significantly elevated odds ratios (OR) for CBT were associated with children's(More)
Objective: To evaluate the role of parental occupations in the etiology of childhood brain tumors (CBT). Methods: Population-based case–control studies were conducted concurrently in seven countries under the coordination of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, gathering 1218 cases and 2223 controls. We report here the findings related to(More)
The etiology of childhood brain tumors (CBTs) remains unknown. Tobacco smoke contains several known carcinogens and can induce DNA adducts in human placenta and hemoglobin adducts in fetuses. We present the results of an international case-control study to evaluate the association between CBTs and exposure of parents and children to cigarette smoke. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship between selected maternal and infant characteristics and risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus, specifically characteristics identified from birth records that may pertain to the hygiene or overload hypotheses. DESIGN Population-based case-control study. SETTING Washington State from 1987 to 2005. PARTICIPANTS All(More)