Childhood cancer incidence in a cohort of twin babies


We studied childhood cancer incidence in a population-based twin cohort using record linkage to the National Registry of Childhood Tumours. After correcting for mortality, an incidence deficit was observed (Standardized Incidence Ratio (SIR) 79; 95% Confidence Interval (CI) 39–120). Pooled analysis with data from published cohort studies indicates a similar significant incidence reduction (SIR 81, 95% CI 67–96). Further studies are warranted. © 2001 Cancer Research Campaign

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Murphy, M., Whiteman, D., Hey, K. et al. Childhood cancer incidence in a cohort of twin babies. Br J Cancer 84, 1460–1462 (2001) doi:10.1054/bjoc.2001.1799

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