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Small-area analyses of bone cancer diagnosed in Great Britain provide clues to aetiology

  • Richard J Q McNally1, 6Email author,
  • Karen Blakey1,
  • Roger C Parslow2,
  • Peter W James1,
  • Basilio Gómez Pozo1,
  • Charles Stiller3,
  • Tim J Vincent3,
  • Paul Norman4,
  • Patricia A McKinney2,
  • Michael F Murphy3,
  • Alan W Craft5 and
  • Richard G Feltbower2
BMC Cancer201212:270

Received: 28 September 2011

Accepted: 27 June 2012

Published: 27 June 2012

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Original Submission
28 Sep 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
17 Feb 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lisa Mirabello
21 Mar 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Norman Jaffe
12 Apr 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sandra Strauss
28 May 2012 Author responded Author comments - Richard McNally
Resubmission - Version 2
28 May 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
27 Jun 2012 Editorially accepted
27 Jun 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2407-12-270

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University
Centre for Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Leeds
Childhood Cancer Research Group, Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford
School of Geography, University of Leeds
Northern Institute of Cancer Research, Newcastle University
Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Sir James Spence Institute, Royal Victoria Infirmary