Comparison of birth weight corrected for gestational age and birth weight alone in prediction of development of childhood leukemia and central nervous system tumors.

@article{Sprehe2010ComparisonOB,
  title={Comparison of birth weight corrected for gestational age and birth weight alone in prediction of development of childhood leukemia and central nervous system tumors.},
  author={Michael R Sprehe and Nadia Barahmani and Yumei Cao and Tao Wang and Michele R. Forman and Melissa Bondy and M. Fatih Okcu},
  journal={Pediatric blood & cancer},
  year={2010},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={242-9}
}
INTRODUCTION High birth weight (HBW) is an established risk factor for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The purpose of this study was to evaluate if birth weight (BW) corrected-for-gestational age is a better predictor than BW alone for occurrence of ALL and other malignancies in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS Birth certificate data of 2,254 children with cancer who were younger than 5 years old at diagnosis and registered at Texas Cancer Registry during 1995-2003 were compared… CONTINUE READING

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