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Systematic review with meta-analysis of the epidemiological evidence relating FEV1decline to lung cancer risk

BMC Cancer201212:498

Received: 11 June 2012

Accepted: 25 October 2012

Published: 27 October 2012

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Original Submission
11 Jun 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
16 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - David Mannino
6 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ugo Pastorino
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
25 Oct 2012 Editorially accepted
27 Oct 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2407-12-498

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Authors’ Affiliations

P N Lee Statistics and Computing Ltd