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Fetal growth and body size genes and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia

  • Author(s): Wiemels, Joseph
  • Wiencke, John
  • Chokkalingam, AP
  • Metayer, C
  • Scelo, G
  • Chang, JS
  • Schiffman, J
  • Urayama, KY
  • Ma, X
  • Hansen, HM
  • Feusner, JH
  • Barcellos, LF
  • et al.

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Accumulating evidence suggests that childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) may be initiated in utero or early in the postnatal period. High birth weight (or rapid fetal growth) is associated with risk of ALL, but the mechanisms are not understood. In

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