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Oral bisphosphonates and risk of cancer of oesophagus, stomach, and colorectum: Case-control analysis within a UK primary care cohort

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Objective: To examine the hypothesis that risk of oesophageal, but not of gastric or colorectal, cancer is increased in users of oral bisphosphonates. Design: Nested case-control analysis within a primary care cohort of about 6 million people in the UK, with prospectively recorded information on prescribing of bisphosphonates. Setting: UK General Practice Research Database cohort. Participants: Men and women aged 40 years or over - 2954 with oesophageal cancer, 2018 with gastric cancer, and 1...

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10.1136/bmj.c4444

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Journal:
BMJ (Online)
Volume:
341
Issue:
7772
Pages:
545-545
Publication date:
2010-09-11
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EISSN:
1756-1833
URN:
uuid:45673c7d-40dd-4813-9e79-7d520b820076
Source identifiers:
93473
Local pid:
pubs:93473
Language:
English

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