Parental smoking and risk of childhood brain tumors by functional polymorphisms in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon metabolism genes.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

PloS one, Volume 8, Issue 11, p.e79110 (2013)

Keywords:

2013, Center-Authored Paper, December 2013, Epidemiology Core Facility, Public Health Sciences Division

Abstract:

A recent meta-analysis suggested an association between exposure to paternal smoking during pregnancy and childhood brain tumor risk, but no studies have evaluated whether this association differs by polymorphisms in genes that metabolize tobacco-smoke chemicals.