Maternal prenatal cigarette, alcohol and illicit drug use and risk of infant leukaemia: a report from the Children's Oncology Group.

@article{Slater2011MaternalPC,
  title={Maternal prenatal cigarette, alcohol and illicit drug use and risk of infant leukaemia: a report from the Children's Oncology Group.},
  author={Megan E. Slater and Amy M. Linabery and Cindy K. Blair and Logan G. Spector and Nyla A. Heerema and Leslie L. Robison and Julie A. Ross},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={559-65}
}
Several case-control studies have evaluated associations between maternal smoking, alcohol consumption and illicit drug use during pregnancy and risk of childhood leukaemia. Few studies have specifically focused on infants (<1 year) with leukaemia, a group that is biologically and clinically distinct from older children. We present data from a Children's Oncology Group case-control study of 443 infants diagnosed with acute leukaemia [including acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) and acute… CONTINUE READING