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The interaction of asbestos and smoking in lung cancer

Posted on Jan 13, 2009 in Cancer

F.D.K. Liddell Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University, Montreal, CanadaAddress for correspondence: 35D Arterberry Road, London SW20 8AG, UK. Tel./fax: +44-20-8946-8548 Received 27 April, 2000; Accepted 27 July, 2000. Both cigarette smoke and inhaled asbestos fibres can cause lung cancer, but the assessment of how these agents act in combination is a matter of great difficulty. In non-smokers, the condition is so rare that, in any cohort of asbestos workers, the standardised mortality ratio (SMR, that is the ratio of the numbers of deaths observed and expected) is...

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