BWGABlack Writers Guild of America (New York, NY)
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After excluding three cases that were missing BWGA, the cases were classified into CNS tumors (n = 127), neuroblastoma (n = 65), retinoblastoma (n = 28), renal tumors (n = 61), liver tumors (n = 6), soft tissue sarcomas (n = 29), germ cell tumors (n = 32), bone tumors (n = 5), carcinomas (n = 8), and non-specified tumors (n = 31).
Tests were then run to determine if birth weight per se and BWGA were related.
Several authors have suggested that BWGA is an indicator of fetal growth and a better predictor than birth weight per se for risk of several tumor types (4, 5).