Mode of delivery and risk of childhood leukemia.

  title={Mode of delivery and risk of childhood leukemia.},
  author={Stephen Starko Francis and Steve Selvin and Catherine Metayer and Amelia D. Wallace and Vonda Crouse and Theodore B. Moore and Joseph Wiemels and Patricia A. Buffler},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  volume={23 5},
BACKGROUND Childhood infection and immune response have long been suspected in the etiology of childhood leukemia, specifically acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Normal primary inoculation of the core human microbiome is circumvented by cesarean section (CS) delivery, which is a proposed modulator of both immune response and early-life infection. METHODS In this study, we examined CS delivery and the risk of childhood leukemia using data from the California Childhood Leukemia Study (CCLS… CONTINUE READING
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