In Vitro Fertilization and Childhood Cancer

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Story Updated: Nov 8, 2013

The first "test tube baby" was born in England in 1978. Now, more than three decades later, British researchers are weighing in on : Does the procedure open the door to childhood cancer? The answer, according to a large, new study, appears to be no.

The researchers tracked health information of more than1-hundred-thousand children born via IVF between 1992 and 2008.

They identified 108 cases of cancer before the age of 15. The standardized incidence ratio expected for a group that size would have been 109.7.

Translated that means overall, the I-V-F population was at no further risk for cancer than babies conceived in the more traditional way.

The researchers say these findings should offer some reassurance to couples considering assisted conception.

I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news doctors are reading health news for healthier living.

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