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Smoking and liver cancer in China: case-control comparison of 36,000 liver cancer deaths vs. 17,000 cirrhosis deaths.

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Liver cancer and liver cirrhosis are common causes of death in China, where chronic lifelong hepatitis B infection is a major cause of both diseases. To help determine whether smoking is a cofactor for the development of liver cancer, we ascertained retrospectively the smoking habits of 36,000 adults who had died from liver cancer (cases) and 17,000 who had died from cirrhosis (controls) in 24 Chinese cities and 74 rural counties. Calculations of the smoker vs. nonsmoker risk ratios (RR) for ...

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10.1002/ijc.11342

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Author
Journal:
International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer More from this journal
Volume:
107
Issue:
1
Pages:
106-112
Publication date:
2003-10-01
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EISSN:
1097-0215
ISSN:
0020-7136
Language:
English
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pubs:32433
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uuid:e96640e6-98ec-4f5a-8e4e-e132fda2c2b8
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pubs:32433
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32433
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2012-12-19

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