John T Soler

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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)
Wilms tumor (WT) is a childhood kidney cancer with the highest rate of occurrence before the age of 2. Since it is rare, previous research has been limited and few risk factors have been established. We used a case-cohort design to examine the influence of birth characteristics on occurrence of WT in Minnesota. A total of 2,188 cases of cancer diagnosed in(More)
Neuroblastoma (NB), a tumor of the sympathetic nervous system, is the most common infant malignancy. The etiology of NB is largely unknown. We explored the association between birth record variables and subsequent NB development in a population-based case-cohort study in Minnesota by linking the birth and cancer registries. NB cases included 155 children(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)
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)
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