Birth-related characteristics, congenital malformation, maternal reproductive history and neuroblastoma: the ESCALE study (SFCE).

@article{Munzer2008BirthrelatedCC,
  title={Birth-related characteristics, congenital malformation, maternal reproductive history and neuroblastoma: the ESCALE study (SFCE).},
  author={Caroline Munzer and Florence Menegaux and Brigitte Lacour and Dominique Valteau-Couanet and Jean Marie Michon and Carole Coze and Christophe Bergeron and Anne Aurtignon Auvrignon and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Bernard and Caroline Thomas and Jean-Pierre Vannier and Justyna Kanold and Herv{\'e} Rubi{\'e} and Denis H{\'e}mon and Jacqueline Clavel},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={122 10},
  pages={2315-21}
}
Since neuroblastoma occurs very early in children's lives, it has been hypothesized that pre- and perinatal factors may play a role in its etiology. This study investigated the role of birth characteristics, congenital malformation and maternal reproductive history in neuroblastoma. The data used were generated by the national population-based case-control study, ESCALE, conducted in France in 2003-2004. The mothers of 191 neuroblastoma cases and 1,681 controls, frequency-matched by age and… CONTINUE READING

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