Association of early life factors and brain tumour risk in a cohort study

Br J Cancer. 2008 Sep 2;99(5):796-9. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6604615. Epub 2008 Aug 19.


Using population-based linked birth and cancer registry data, we investigated whether the risk of brain tumour in childhood (n=155) was associated with perinatal risk factors. This population-based cohort showed that being born into a larger family or to a mother with a history of miscarriage may increase childhood brain tumour risk.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Brain Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Brain Neoplasms / etiology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cohort Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Registries