Title: Asbestos exposure and gastrointestinal malignancy review and meta-analysis.
Authors: Frumkin, H; Berlin, J
Published In Am J Ind Med, (1988)
Abstract: The epidemiologic literature linking asbestos exposure with gastrointestinal malignancy is reviewed. Problems in comparing studies are discussed, appropriate strategies for comparison are developed, and study results are pooled using a model which accounts for both intrastudy and interstudy variability. Stratification of cohorts by dose reveals that significant asbestos exposure, as indicated by a lung cancer standardized mortality ratio (SMR) of at least 200, is associated with an elevated gastrointestinal cancer of SMR for five of six points examined [corrected].
PubMed ID: 3044065
MeSH Terms: Asbestos/adverse effects*; Gastrointestinal Neoplasms/etiology*; Humans; Occupational Diseases/etiology*; Research Design