Breastfeeding and childhood cancer risks: OSCC data

Robert Lancashire, Thomas Sorahan

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Matched pair analysis relating to 3376 mothers of children who died of cancer 1972-1981 and of healthy control children from the Oxford Survey of Childhood Cancers showed no evidence of protection from breastfeeding for acute lymphocytic leukaemia (OR 1.04, 95% CI 0.86-1.26), for all cancers combined (OR 1.04, 95% CI 0.93-1.15) or for other groupings. Analyses by duration of breastfeeding also failed to support the protective hypothesis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1037
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2003


  • childhood cancer
  • breastfeeding


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