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    Cancer risks in a UK Benzene exposed cohort

    Dear Editor,

    Sorahan et al. [1] recently published the results of a cohort mortality and morbidity study of workers purportedly exposed to benzene in the UK. Despite inherent problems with their data analyses, the authors nevertheless concluded that “the study does not support claims that exposure to benzene affects risks for lymphohaematopoietic malignancies other than ANLL.” In my opinion, the discrepancies and...

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    Cancer risks in a historical UK cohort of benzene exposed workers
    • Jeremy Beach, Associate Professor and Residency Program Director MBBS, MD, FRCP(C), FRCP(Edin), FFOM
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      • Igor Burstyn, BSc, MSc, PhD, Assistant Professor

    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the article by Sorahan et al., “Cancer risks in a historical UK cohort of benzene exposed workers” [1]. We note that the authors showed an increased SMR and SRR for lung cancer among this group. They comment that “there was evidence of increased mortality for lung and lip cancers and for ANLL, and increased morbidity for lung and pleural cancers. There is no reason to suspect that benze...

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