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Thalidomide and cancer?

J Mark Elwood
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (8): 413.
Published online: 21 April 2003

To the Editor: McBride reports that there were four deaths from cancer before the age of 40 years in a group of 480 thalidomide-affected people in the United Kingdom, an approximate cumulative mortality rate of 0.83%.1 He compares this with the annual death rate in the under-40-years age group, and concludes that the rate is increased almost 100 times in those affected by thalidomide.

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