Parental cancer as a risk factor for nine common childhood malignancies

  title={Parental cancer as a risk factor for nine common childhood malignancies},
  author={Kari Hemminki and Pertti O A Mutanen},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  pages={990 - 993}
The nationwide Swedish Family-Cancer Database was used to analyse childhood tumours among 8158 offspring by parental cancers. The results showed 2-fold familial increases for nervous system cancers and lymphomas, a 6.4-fold increase for endocrine tumours, a 60-fold increased risk for retinoblastomas but no excess risk for leukaemia and Wilms tumour. © 2001 Cancer Research Campaign 

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