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Pharmacogenetics. 1992 Dec;2(6):278-87.

Epidemiology and pathophysiology of ethanol-associated gastrointestinal cancer.

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Department of Medicine, Salem Medical Center, Heidelberg, Germany.


Various epidemiological studies have given evidence on the correlation between alcohol intake and different types of cancer, especially in the upper alimentary and respiratory tract and in the liver. This review discusses the tumour stimulating effects of ethanol associated mechanisms.

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