Navigation Links
U of M researchers find childhood cancer risk rises with mother's age
Date:7/14/2009

Research from the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota indicates that a baby born to an older mother may have a slightly increased risk for many of the cancers that occur during childhood.

"Our finding shows that although the absolute risk is low, advancing maternal age may be a factor and explain why, after other factors are adjusted for, some children get cancer," said Logan Spector, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics and cancer epidemiology researcher. Spector and Kimberly Johnson, Ph.D., post doctoral fellow in pediatric epidemiology, led the research team on this study. The results are published in the July 2009 issue of the journal Epidemiology.

Currently, about 1 in 435 children under the age of 15 in the United States gets cancer. Types of cancers most often affecting children include leukemia, lymphoma, central nervous system tumor, neuroblastoma, Wilms' tumor, bone cancer, and soft tissue sarcoma.

For this population-based case-control study, Spector and Johnson used information from birth registry records in New York, Washington, Minnesota, Texas, and California. The study included the records of 17,672 children in those states diagnosed with cancer at ages 0-14 years between 1980 and 2004 and 57,966 children not diagnosed with cancer.

"We saw that the risk of 7 of the 10 most common childhood cancers increased slightly, about 7-10 percent, with every five-year increase in maternal age," Spector said.

The researchers noted the father's age did not seem to matter once the mother's age was taken into account.

Spector and Johnson say more research needs to be done on why the risk for childhood cancer increases with advancing maternal age. Some of the possible explanations could be age-related changes in hormonal levels during pregnancy and alterations in DNA markings in eggs that can be transmitted to the offspring. "A mechanism of inherited mutation is consistent with our
'/>"/>

Contact: Sara Martin
buss@umn.edu
612-626-7037
University of Minnesota
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Researchers map how staph infections alter immune system
2. Researchers identify individuals at risk for developing colon cancer
3. Arizona researchers to sequence West African rice strain
4. Six Researchers to Receive Prestigious Awards from the American Society of Hematology
5. Mount Sinai researchers find new Alzheimers disease treatment promising
6. Researchers consider herd movements to help eradicate bovine TB
7. Pre-cessation patch doubles quit success rate: Researchers call for labeling changes
8. Researchers identify potential patient safety risks among methadone maintenance treatment patients
9. Purdue researchers create prostate cancer homing device for drug delivery
10. Moles and melanoma -- researchers find genetic links to skin cancer
11. Australian researchers identify genes that cause melanoma
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014 7,178 small business owners and ... Friday shopping and opted instead to join Digital Marketer, ... for their 5th annual “Black Friday Boot Camp”. ... to attend the 5 hour online training event and ... to support two Central Texas based charities dedicated to ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 Christmas is days ... has a fast and easy solution that will please: the ... can be purchased from from $25 up to $350," says ... 100% customer satisfaction and a wide array of skin care ... fees and no expiration dates. , Gift delivery past ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... A substantial percentage of patients ... (CT) to evaluate abnormal findings on outpatient chest ... to a new study published online in the ... show that radiologist recommendations for additional imaging (RAIs) ... care. , RAIs, which have grown 200 percent ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 Parker & ... absolute best in Arizona home contracting services reports a ... to its quality services in 2014. As a company ... the early 1970s, Parker and Sons is a business ... The company works side-by-side with other top quality companies ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... Weddingshe.com, an outstanding online supplier of ... released its new selection of Cocktail Dresses for the ... to the newest fashion trends. , “We ... cocktail parties . All of them are offered at ... are making every effort to offer a nice shopping ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Austin Company Digital Marketer Raises 100K to Fight Childhood Cancer 2Health News:Austin Company Digital Marketer Raises 100K to Fight Childhood Cancer 3Health News:RSNA: Radiologist Recommendations for Chest CT Have High Clinical Yield 2Health News:RSNA: Radiologist Recommendations for Chest CT Have High Clinical Yield 3Health News:Parker & Sons Reports A Record Number Of Favorable References With Regard To Its Quality Services In 2014 2Health News:Parker & Sons Reports A Record Number Of Favorable References With Regard To Its Quality Services In 2014 3Health News:Stunning Cocktail Party Dresses from Weddingshe.com 2
... at Wake Forest University School of Medicine has been awarded ... aspects of blood lipoproteins, such as cholesterol, that may be ... cause of death across the civilized world. , The ... of good nutrition and pathways of metabolism that can lead ...
... industry. , ... Nashville, TN (PRWEB) ... into the inner workings of disease management (DM) comes a ... article is published this month in The Journal of Managed ...
... Thursday, Sept 11, 2008 to Sunday, Sept 14, 2008, WHERE: Moscone South Convention ... San Francisco, CA 94103, ... 55 4th Street ... Kim Nickols (916) 704-8965, WHAT: Approximately 15,000 ...
... by other children wielding club while playing away from course, ... rare, golf-related eye injures in children can be devastating, says ... boys and five girls, average age 10.2 years, treated at ... were injured by golf clubs and one patient (9 percent) ...
... Md., Sept. 8 Spherix Incorporated,(Nasdaq: SPEX ) ... reverse stock split at a Special Meeting of Stockholders ... minimum per share market price,requirements for continued listing on ... record entitled to receive notice of, and,to vote at, ...
... consumer choices , , MONDAY, Sept. 8 (HealthDay News) -- You ... credit cards, gift cards or gift certificates, according to a ... issue of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied , ... estimate expenses in detail. , "The more transparent the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Paper Reveals Reasons for Payer Discontent with Disease Management 2Health News:Renowned Dentists to Present Latest on Dental Innovations 2Health News:Renowned Dentists to Present Latest on Dental Innovations 3Health News:Kids' Eye Injuries From Golf Clubs Rare But Severe 2Health News:Spherix Incorporated to Seek Stockholder Approval of Reverse Stock Split 2Health News:Buyers Spend More With Non-Cash Purchases 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 19, 2014 In today,s increasingly ... web presence to reflect the needs of a ... must meet the needs of key stakeholders while ... According to recent research by benchmarking ... the participating companies averaged more than $100,000 in ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... FORT WORTH, Texas , December 18, 2014 ... is a networked software application/module that is used ... and related images. RIS comprises a patient tracking ... tracking system. The integration of RIS with HIS ... is used for patient registration and patient scheduling, ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... BURLINGTON, Mass. , Dec. 18, 2014  Decision ... the United States will increase ... Growth will be primarily driven by expansion in the ... direct energy devices will be increasingly adopted due to ... launched. Other key findings from Decision Resources ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Building a Best-in-Class Pharma Global Brand Website 2The Global Radiology Information Systems Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2014 to 2019 2The Global Radiology Information Systems Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2014 to 2019 3U.S. Laparoscopic Device Market Will Reach Over $4.3 Billion by 2023 2U.S. Laparoscopic Device Market Will Reach Over $4.3 Billion by 2023 3
... CEL-SCI Corp. (Amex: CVM ) announces the following ... October 13, 2010 @ 11:30 AM EasternWhere: , ... Simply log on to the web at the address above.Contact: ... unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will ...
... 11 The preeminent law office of Nurenberg, ... action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson,s artificial joint ... clients who suffered damages resulting from the company,s ... District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:DePuy Orthopaedics Accused of Deceiving Hip Replacement Patients 2DePuy Orthopaedics Accused of Deceiving Hip Replacement Patients 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: