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Short Communication

Essential considerations in the investigation of associations between insulin and cancer risk using prescription databases

11 Dec 2009
P Boyle, I Ford, JFR Robertson, C La Vecchia, P Boffetta, P Autier

Studies of disease outcomes using administrative databases have identified a number of problems with the approach that suggest the need for a high level of expertise in their conduct. This is particularly true in the case of the investigation of the role of different insulins and the risk of cancer, which poses particular issues addressed below.

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