A meta-analysis of colorectal cancer and asbestos exposure.

@article{Homa1994AMO,
  title={A meta-analysis of colorectal cancer and asbestos exposure.},
  author={David M. Homa and David H. Garabrant and Brenda W. Gillespie},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={139 12},
  pages={
          1210-22
        }
}
A meta-analysis of the relation between asbestos exposure and colorectal cancer mortality was conducted, using published reports of 20 asbestos-exposed cohorts. Summary standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) for colorectal cancer were examined in relation to asbestos type and estimates of dust exposure (as direct estimators of asbestos exposure) and in relation to lung cancer SMR and the proportion of all deaths due to mesothelioma (as proxy estimators of asbestos exposure). An elevated summary… CONTINUE READING

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