Affiliation: University of Mainz
- Cancer patterns among children of Turkish descent in Germany: a study at the German Childhood Cancer RegistryJacob Spallek
Dept of Epidemiology and International Public Health, School of Public Health, Bielefeld University, PO Box 10 01 31, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
BMC Public Health 8:152. 2008..The aim of this study was to investigate cancer patterns among children of Turkish descent in Germany...
- Incidence, time trends and regional variation of childhood leukaemia in Germany and EuropePeter Kaatsch
German Childhood Cancer Registry, Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Obere Zahlbacher Strasse 69, 55131 Mainz, Germany
Radiat Prot Dosimetry 132:107-13. 2008..Incidence rates differ between European regions with the highest rates in Northern Europe (48.0 per million) and the lowest rates in Eastern Europe (39.1). Altogether, the results from ACCIS and the GCCR show good agreement...
- Case-control study on the therapy of childhood cancer and the occurrence of second malignant neoplasms in GermanyPeter Kaatsch
German Childhood Cancer Registry, Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Obere Zahlbacher Strasse 69, 55101 Mainz, Germany
Cancer Causes Control 20:965-80. 2009..These differences may be attributed to less toxic but still effective treatment regimes but also to differences in the length of follow-up...
- Leukaemia in young children living in the vicinity of German nuclear power plantsPeter Kaatsch
Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, German Childhood Cancer Registry, Obere Zahlbacher Strasse 69, 55131 Mainz, Germany
Int J Cancer 122:721-6. 2008..Considering that there is no evidence of relevant accidents and that possible confounders could not be identified, the observed positive distance trend remains unexplained...
- [Follow up of long-term survivors after childhood cancer in Germany]P Kaatsch
Deutsches Kinderkrebsregister, Institut fur Medizinische Biometrie, Epidmiologie und Informatik, Universitat Mainz
Klin Padiatr 217:169-75. 2005..We will need to be able to stay in touch with as many former patients as possible in order to make a systematic and comprehensive long-term follow-up possible...
- [German Childhood Cancer Registry and its favorable setting]P Kaatsch
Deutsches Kinderkrebsregister am Institut für Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik, Mainz
Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 47:437-43. 2004..Further helpful aspects are the relatively small number of clinics involved, the great cooperation from the parents, and the generally high public interest in childhood cancer...
- Time trends of cancer incidence in European children (1978-1997): report from the Automated Childhood Cancer Information System projectPeter Kaatsch
German Childhood Cancer Registry, Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University of Mainz, 55101 Mainz, Germany
Eur J Cancer 42:1961-71. 2006..The patterns and magnitude of these increases suggest that other factors, e.g. changes in lifestyle and in exposure to a variety of agents, have contributed to the increase in childhood cancer in the recent decades...
- Case-control study on childhood cancer in the vicinity of nuclear power plants in Germany 1980-2003Claudia Spix
German Childhood Cancer Registry, Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University Mainz, 55101 Mainz, Germany
Eur J Cancer 44:275-84. 2008..They contrast with the lack of an effect observed or expected from other studies due to low doses from routine nuclear power plant operation...
- Temporal trends in the incidence rate of childhood cancer in Germany 1987-2004Claudia Spix
German Childhood Cancer Registry, Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University of Mainz, Germany
Int J Cancer 122:1859-67. 2008..Neuroblastoma yielded a period effect in western Germany due to screening. With the exception of germ cell tumors, further observations for solid tumor entities are in agreement with those reported for Europe...
- Cancer survival among children of Turkish descent in Germany 1980-2005: a registry-based analysisClaudia Spix
German Childhood Cancer Registry GCCR, Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics IMBEI, Mainz, Germany
BMC Cancer 8:355. 2008..Little is known about the effect of migrant status on childhood cancer survival. We studied cancer survival among children of Turkish descent in the German Cancer Childhood Registry, one of the largest childhood cancer registries worldwide...
- Maternal use of antibiotics and cancer in the offspring: results of a case-control study in GermanyPeter Kaatsch
German Childhood Cancer Registry, 55101 Mainz, Germany
Cancer Causes Control 21:1335-45. 2010..As previous results were inconsistent, we assessed the association between maternal use of antibiotics during pregnancy or 3 months before conception and childhood cancer in the offspring in a large case-control study in Germany...
- Medication use during pregnancy and the risk of childhood cancer in the offspringJoachim Schüz
Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics IMBEI, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, 55101, Mainz, Germany
Eur J Pediatr 166:433-41. 2007..In conclusion, these data indicate a potential influence of some maternal medication during pregnancy on the risk of childhood cancer in the offspring; however, no clear picture is seen...
- Incidence and time trends of soft tissue sarcomas in German children 1985-2004 - a report from the population-based German Childhood Cancer RegistryThomas Weihkopf
German Childhood Cancer Registry GCCR, Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics IMBEI, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
Eur J Cancer 44:432-40. 2008..18 for non-rhabdomyosarcoma-like (n=411) STS. AAPC is +0.4% (95%-confidence interval [-0.4;+1.2%]) for STS. In Germany, the increase in incidence rate is less evident than in other European countries...
- Epidemiology of childhood cancerPeter Kaatsch
Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University of Mainz, Germany
Cancer Treat Rev 36:277-85. 2010..It is also apparent that not all countries have data available from nationwide childhood cancer registries, a situation which warrants further improvement...
- Atopic disease and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemiaJoachim Schüz
Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
Int J Cancer 105:255-60. 2003..Recall bias remains a concern, but sensitivity analysis provided some evidence that the protective effect is unlikely to be attributable to this bias in its entirety...
- Childhood leukemia in the vicinity of nuclear power plants in GermanyPeter Kaatsch
Institut fur Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik, Klinikum der Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
Dtsch Arztebl Int 105:725-32. 2008..The question whether leukemia rates are increased near nuclear power plants is controversial. The German Childhood Cancer Registry has published an epidemiological case-control study on childhood cancer and nuclear power plants...
- Trends in childhood cancer incidence in Europe, 1970-99Eva Steliarova-Foucher
Lancet 365:2088. 2005
- Childhood cancer survival trends in Europe: a EUROCARE Working Group studyGemma Gatta
Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori, Via Venezian 1, 20133 Milano, Italy
J Clin Oncol 23:3742-51. 2005..EUROCARE collected data from population-based cancer registries in 20 European countries. We used this data to compare childhood cancer survival time trends in Europe...
- Exposure to magnetic fields and survival after diagnosis of childhood leukemia: a German cohort studyAnne Louise Svendsen
Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, Strandboulevarden 49, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1167-71. 2007..S. study. In all, the evidence is still based on small numbers, and a biological mechanism to explain the findings is not known...
- International Classification of Childhood Cancer, third editionEva Steliarova-Foucher
International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
Cancer 103:1457-67. 2005..This necessitated a third revision of the 1996 International Classification of Childhood Cancer (ICCC-3)...
- Geographical patterns and time trends of cancer incidence and survival among children and adolescents in Europe since the 1970s (the ACCISproject): an epidemiological studyEva Steliarova-Foucher
International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
Lancet 364:2097-105. 2004..We aimed to use the European database of childhood and adolescent cancer cases, within the Automated Childhood Cancer Information System project, to estimate patterns and trends of incidence and survival within Europe...
- Rhabdoid tumors in children: prognostic factors in 70 patients diagnosed in GermanyHarald Reinhard
Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, University Hospital, D 66421 Homburg Saar, Germany
Oncol Rep 19:819-23. 2008..In conclusion, RT in infants and children has a dismal prognosis, independent from localisation. The presence of metastasis at diagnosis seems to be the only prognostic factor of outcome...
- Secondary malignant neoplasms after intensive treatment of relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in childhoodAnja Borgmann
Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, OHC, Klinik für Pädiatrie m S Onkologie Hämatologie, Berlin, Germany
Eur J Cancer 44:257-68. 2008..To investigate the cumulative incidence of and the risk factors for developing second malignant neoplasms (SMN) in children and adolescents following treatment for relapse of acute lymphocytic leukaemia (ALL)...
- Population-based study of renal cell carcinoma in children in Germany, 1980-2005: more frequently localized tumors and underlying disorders compared with adult counterpartsBarbara Selle
Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, St Annastift Children s Hospital, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Cancer 107:2906-14. 2006..The characteristics of RCC-affected children and their tumors, the influence of treatment, and outcome have so far not been studied in a nonselected, population-based cohort...
- [What happens after cancer in children?]Peter Kaatsch
Dtsch Med Wochenschr . 2005
- Long-term survival of children with neuroblastoma prior to the neuroblastoma screening project in GermanyTatjana Burkhardt-Hammer
Department of Epidemiology, University Ulm, Ulm, Germany
Med Pediatr Oncol 39:156-62. 2002..This could have been disclosed with the application of the period analysis method in 1995 even then with considerable accuracy. We recommend a more widespread application of this method especially in population-based cancer registries...