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Epidemiology. 2007 Sep;18(5):649-51.

Models of smoking and lung cancer risk: a means to an end.

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Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA. jsamet@jhsph.edu

Abstract

This commentary provides some historical context to the analysis of smoking and lung cancer risk by Lubin and colleagues in this issue of epidemiology. It also considers the potential utility of ongoing efforts to apply complex mathematical models to epidemiologic data on smoking and lung cancer risk. We conclude that the work of Lubin and colleagues adds to the models already developed and points to some potential complexities that models should incorporate.

PMID:
17700254
DOI:
10.1097/EDE.0b013e3181271afa
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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