Cancer risk among children with very low birth weights.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Pediatrics, Volume 124, Issue 1, p.96-104 (2009)


2009, Center-Authored Paper, Clinical Research Division, Epidemiology Core Facility, Gestational Age, Glioma, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Infant, Very Low Birth Weight, Neoplasms, Odds Ratio, Population Surveillance, Public Health Sciences Division, Registries, Retinal Neoplasms, Retinoblastoma, Risk Assessment, Shared Resources, United States


The risk of hepatoblastoma is strongly increased among children with very low birth weight (<1500 g). Because data on very low birth weight and other childhood cancers are sparse, we examined the risk of malignancy with very low birth weight in a large data set.