IVF Tied to Slight Increased Risk of Rare Childhood Cancers

April 1, 2019

(Reuters) – Certain rare childhood cancers may be more common in children conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF), a U.S. study suggests, but parents needn’t lose sleep over this finding, according to the researchers. “For the few cancers that seemed associated with IVF the absolute risk was still extremely rare,” said lead study author Logan Spector of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

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