Hepatoblastoma in the nordic countries

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Little is known about the aetiology of hepatoblastoma. Because of the young age at diagnosis, several studies have looked at various birth characteristics. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of hepatoblastoma in the Nordic countries and the association between selected birth characteristics and hepatoblastoma. Data from national cancer registries and birth registries in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland 1985-2006 was used. Overall, 155 children with hepatoblastoma aged 0-14 years were included and individually matched to 5 controls drawn randomly from national population registries. The incidence rate of hepatoblastoma was 1.7 per million person-years with a predominance of boys (1.5:1). Incidence rate was highest before the age of 1 year (8.3 per million person-years). A higher risk of hepatoblastoma was found in children with birth weight
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Cancer
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2011

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