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Case-Control Study of Urban Environmental Effects on Childhood Leukemia and Brain Cancer

18 Years
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Brain Cancer, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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Trial Information

Case-Control Study of Urban Environmental Effects on Childhood Leukemia and Brain Cancer

Inclusion Criteria:

- Only newly diagnosed cases of ALL and brain cancers (i.e. diagnosed within the
previous 12 months) under the age of 18 years are eligible for this study. These will
include live born infants at term or born prematurely, and any cases we are able to
ascertain from pediatric hematology records.

- Healthy controls of similar age will be recruited.

- The children must have a parent available to be interviewed who speaks English or
Spanish well enough to understand the questionnaire.

Exclusion criteria:

- Subjects with a diagnosis of Down syndrome or other chromosomal disorder, single gene
disorder, or recognized multi-organ syndrome will be excluded.

- Non-residents of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia will be excluded;
this will avoid the inclusion of out-of-state case families who traveled a long
distance for clinical care, where control sampling would be problematic.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Case Control, Primary Purpose: Screening, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional, Time Perspective: Retrospective

Principal Investigator

Offie P Soldin

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

September 2004

Completion Date:

February 2006

Related Keywords:

  • Brain Cancer
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Childhood Brain Cancer
  • Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Leukemia
  • Leukemia, Lymphoid
  • Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma



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