Journal article

Associations between congenital malformations and childhood cancer. A register based case-control study

AE Altmann, JL Halliday, GG Giles

BRITISH JOURNAL OF CANCER | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 1998

Abstract

This report describes a population-based case-control study that aimed to assess and quantify the risk of children with congenital malformations developing cancer. Three sources of data were used: the Victorian Cancer Register, the Victorian Perinatal Data Register (VPDR) and the Victorian Congenital Malformations/Birth Defects Register. Cases included all Victorian children born between 1984 and 1993 who developed cancer. Four controls per case, matched on birth date, were randomly selected from the VPDR. Record linkage between registers provided malformation data. A matched case-control analysis was undertaken. Of the 632 cancer cases, 570 (90.2%) were linked to the VPDR. The congenital ma..

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