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Increased mortality from liver cancer in England and Wales is not related to hepatitis C

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 04 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:640
  1. Simon D Taylor-Robinson, senior lecturer in medicine,
  2. Howard C Thomas, professor of medicine,
  3. Shona Arora, senior registrar in public health medicine,
  4. Sally Hargreaves, director of performance and partnership
  1. Liver Unit, Department of Medicine, Imperial College School of Medicine, St Mary's Hospital, QEQM Wing, London W2
  2. Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority, Eastbourne Terrace, London W2

    EDITOR—We were surprised to read the letter from Harris and colleagues disagreeing with our findings on mortality from liver cancer since their data and conclusions are similar to our own.1 2 We are agreed that death rates in England and Wales from all causes of malignant tumours of the liver are increasing (ICD-9 (international classification of diseases, ninth revision) …

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