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)
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)