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Letter
Re: Exposure to asbestos and the risk of colorectal cancer mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis by Kwak et al
  1. Paolo Boffetta
  1. The Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paolo Boffetta, The Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York NY 10029, New York, USA; paolo.boffetta{at}mssm.edu

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I read with interest the review by Kwak et al1 on exposure to asbestos and the risk of colorectal cancer. However, I was concerned about the choice of the cohorts included in the meta-analysis (table 1 of the original publication). The authors failed …

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  • Contributors PB conceived and performed the study and wrote the letter.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests PB acted as consultant in asbestos-related litigation.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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