BACKGROUND Leukemia is the most common childhood cancer. With the exception of Down syndrome, prenatal radiation exposure, and higher birth weight, particularly for acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL), few risk factors have been firmly established. Translocations present in neonatal blood spots and the young age peak of diagnosis suggest that early-life factors… (More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the causes of adult leukemia. A few small studies have reported a reduced risk associated with regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). METHODS In a population-based case-control study, we evaluated analgesic use among 670 newly diagnosed myeloid leukemia cases [including 420 acute myeloid leukemias… (More)
Boar taint is the off-odour or off flavour of cooked pork. Currently, the most common method of controlling boar taint is surgical castration. However, immunocastration has been used in some parts of the world as an alternative to surgical castration. The aim of this study was to evaluate the sensory acceptability of meat from immunocastrated pigs (IM)… (More)
We confirmed the strong association of hepatoblastoma with very low birth weight (relative risk <1000 g vs >or=2000 g=25.6; 95% confidence interval: 7.70-85.0) and demonstrated independent associations with congenital abnormalities and maternal Asian race in a population-based Minnesota study that included 36 cases and 7788 controls.
1 SUMMARY The Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System (MCSS) performed a reabstracting study on a sample of 500 records from twelve cancer registries for the primary cancer sites of lung, soft tissue sarcoma, melanoma of skin, female breast, corpus uteri, and testis, diagnosed in 2000. Fifty-four individual data items were reabstracted from each medical… (More)
The study of the geographical distribution of disease has expanded greatly with GIS technology and its application to increasingly available public health data. The emergence of this technology has increased the challenges for public health practitioners to provide meaningful interpretations for county-based state cancer maps. One of these… (More)
1 SUMMARY The Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System (MCSS) performed a reabstracting study on a sample of 394 records from eleven cancer registries for the primary cancer sites of esophagus, liver, female breast, ovary, prostate, and kidney, diagnosed in 2001. Fifty-four individual data items were reabstracted from each medical record, and 50 are reported… (More)