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Occupational exposures and pancreatic cancer: a meta-analysis
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    Author's reply to occupational exposures and pancreatic cancer: a meta-analysis


    We thank Dr. Seilkop for his comment and have, in essence, not much to add to it. The study by Shannon et al.[1] had obviously been overlooked and the study by Arena et al.[2] was published after our deadline for the inclusion of studies.

    Dr. Seilkop´s Table has errors for the study by Andersson et al.[3] The number of pacreatic cancer deaths should be 2; relative risk should be 1.2; and 95% conf...

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    Excess pancreatic cancer risk and exposure to nickel and nickel compounds


    A meta-analysis that was recently published in this journal[1] suggested an association between excess pancreatic cancer risk and exposure to nickel and nickel compounds (meta-risk ratio = 1.9, 95% CI = 1.2 - 3.2, based on 4 studies). Through correspondence with the authors (Ojaj rvi et al.), I learned that their analysis excluded the many epidemiological studies that had been conducted on workers in the...

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