Journal article

Birthweight and Childhood Cancer: Preliminary Findings from the International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium (I4C)

Ora Paltiel, Gabriella Tikellis, Martha Linet, Jean Golding, Stanley Lemeshow, Gary Phillips, Karen Lamb, Camilla Stoltenberg, Siri E Haberg, Marin Strom, Charlotta Granstrom, Kate Northstone, Mark Klebanoff, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Elizabeth Milne, Marie Pedersen, Manolis Kogevinas, Eunhee Ha, Terence Dwyer

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2015


BACKGROUND: Evidence relating childhood cancer to high birthweight is derived primarily from registry and case-control studies. We aimed to investigate this association, exploring the potential modifying roles of age at diagnosis and maternal anthropometrics, using prospectively collected data from the International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium. METHODS: We pooled data on infant and parental characteristics and cancer incidence from six geographically and temporally diverse member cohorts [the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (UK), the Collaborative Perinatal Project (USA), the Danish National Birth Cohort (Denmark), the Jerusalem Perinatal Study (Israel), the Norwegian ..

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Awarded by Murdoch Children's Research Institution, Australia

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by: NIH (NCI, NICHD) USA; National Children's Study - USA; the Childrens Cancer Centre Foundation - Australia; Bluey Day Foundation - Australia; Baxter Family Foundation - Australia; The Rotary Club of North Brighton - Australia; Tour de Cure - Australia; Private philanthropic donations - Australia; and Murdoch Children's Research Institution (M1300049), Australia. The UK Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust (Grant ref: 092731) and the University of Bristol provide core support for ALSPAC. The Maria Ascoli Foundation, Jerusalem, Israel, provided support for data pooling of the JPS.