Practice of Epidemiology Comparability and Representativeness of Control Groups in a Case-Control Study of Infant Leukemia : A Report From the Children ’ s Oncology Group

@inproceedings{Puumala2009PracticeOE,
  title={Practice of Epidemiology Comparability and Representativeness of Control Groups in a Case-Control Study of Infant Leukemia : A Report From the Children ’ s Oncology Group},
  author={Susan E. Puumala and Logan G. Spector and Leslie L. Robison and Greta R. Bunin and Andrew F. Olshan and Amy M. Linabery and Michelle A. Roesler and Cindy K. Blair and Julie A. Ross},
  year={2009}
}
Traditionally, controls in US pediatric cancer studies were selected through random digit dialing. With declining participation and lack of nonparticipant information, random digit dialing (RDD) controls may be substandard. Birth certificate (BC) controls are an alternative, because they are population based and include data from nonparticipants. The authors examined controls collected by random digit dialing and birth certificates for a Children’s Oncology Group case-control study of infant… CONTINUE READING