Childhood cancer among twins and higher order multiples.

  title={Childhood cancer among twins and higher order multiples.},
  author={Susan E. Puumala and Susan E. Carozza and Eric J Chow and Erin E. Fox and Scott A. Horel and Kimberly J Johnson and Colleen C. McLaughlin and Beth A Mueller and Peggy Reynolds and Julie Von Behren and Logan G. Spector},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  volume={18 1},
Although several studies have found no change or a decreased risk of childhood cancer in twins, few have controlled for potential confounders such as birth weight. We examined the association of birth plurality and childhood cancer in pooled data from five U.S. states (California, Minnesota, New York, Texas, and Washington) using linked birth-cancer registry data. The data, excluding children with Down syndrome or who died before 28 days of life, included 17,672 cases diagnosed from 1980 to… CONTINUE READING