Study: Growth hormone doesn't increase cancer risk

April 29, 2010 2:47:49 PM PDT
It's been a concern for many parents, but a new study finds growth hormone therapy does not increase a child's risk of cancer.The findings in the journal Pediatrics come from an international database by pharmaceutical company Pfizer.

It monitored the long-term safety of growth hormone therapy in children with impaired growth.

Pfizer makes genotropin, a synthetic form of human growth hormone approved to treat short stature.