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TitoloRisk of neuroblastoma, maternal characteristics and perinatal exposures: The SETIL study
Anno di pubblicazione2014
Autore/iStefano Parodi, Domenico Franco Merlo, Alessandra Ranucci, Lucia Miligi, Alessandra Benvenuti, Roberto Rondelli, Corrado Magnani, Riccardo Haupt
Affiliazioni autoriInstitute of Electronics, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering, National Research Council of Italy, Via De Marini 6, Genoa, Italy Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Clinical Trials, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria San Martino - IST, Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Genoa, Italy Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Department of Translational Medicine, CPO Piemonte and University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Unit, ISPO Cancer Prevention and Research Institute, Florence, Italy Paediatric Oncology-Haematology, Lalla Seràgnoli, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, Italy Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genoa, Italy
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AbstractPurpose Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common extra-cranial paediatric solid tumour. Incidence peaks in infancy, suggesting a role of in-utero and neonatal exposures but its aetiology is largely unknown. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the association between maternal characteristics and perinatal factors with the risk of NB, using data from the SETIL database. Methods SETIL is a large Italian population-based case-control study established to evaluate several potential cancer risk factors in 0-10 year olds. Information about maternal characteristics, reproductive history, environmental and occupational exposures during pregnancy, as well as newborns' characteristics were obtained using a structured questionnaire. Extremely low frequency magnetic field (ELF-MF) home exposure was measured. The study included 1044 healthy controls and 153 NB cases, diagnosed between 1998 and 2001. Results A twofold risk was associated to exposure in pregnancy to chemical products for domestic work and to hair dye. The risk associated with the latter was higher among 0-17 month old children (OR = 5.5, 95%CI: 1.0-29.3). Risk was increased for children whose mothers had suffered work related exposure in the preconception period to solvents (OR = 2.0 95%CI: 1.0-4.1) and in particular to aromatic hydrocarbons (OR = 9.2, 95%CI: 2.4-34.3). No association was observed with ELF-MF exposure. A higher risk was found among children with congenital malformations (OR = 4.9, 95%CI: 1.8-13.6) or neurofibromatosis (2 cases and 0 controls, p = 0.016). Conclusions Our study suggests maternal exposure to hair dyes and aromatic hydrocarbons plays a role and deserves further investigation. The association with congenital malformations might also be explained by over-diagnosis. External exposure, in particular during and before pregnancy might contribute to NB occurrence.
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RivistaCancer epidemiology (Print)
Attiva dal 2009
Editore: Elsevier Science - Amsterdam
Paese di pubblicazione: Paesi Bassi
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 1877-7821
Titolo chiave: Cancer epidemiology (Print)
Titolo proprio: Cancer epidemiology. (Print)
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Verificato da refereeSì: Internazionale
Stato della pubblicazionePublished version
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Parole chiaveCongenital malformations, ELF magnetic fields, Maternal characteristics, Neuroblastoma, Neurofibromatosis, Parental occupation
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  • IEIIT — Istituto di elettronica e di ingegneria dell'informazione e delle telecomunicazioni
  • IFAC — Istituto di fisica applicata "Nello Carrara"
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