Brain tumors in children and adolescents and exposure to animals and farm life: a multicenter case-control study (CEFALO)

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Jeppe Schultz Christensen, Laust Hvas Mortensen, Martin Röösli, Maria Feychting, Tore Tynes, Tina Veje Andersen, Lisbeth Samsø Schmidt, Aslak Harbo Poulsen, Denis Aydin, Claudia E Kuehni, Michaela Prochazka, Birgitta Lannering, Lars Klaeboe, Tone Eggen, Joachim Schüz

The etiology of brain tumors in children and adolescents is largely unknown, and very few environmental risk factors have been identified. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between pre- or postnatal animal contacts or farm exposures and the risk of childhood brain tumors (CBTs), since infectious agents may pose a risk factor and a proposed mechanism is transferral of infectious agents from animals to humans.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCancer Causes & Control
Volume23
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)1463-73
Number of pages11
ISSN0957-5243
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

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