European Journal of Epidemiology

, Volume 26, Issue 6, pp 503–504 | Cite as

The Mayo Lung Project lung cancer mortality findings are unlikely to be biased by a volunteer effect

  • Pamela M. Marcus
  • Eric J. Bergstralh
  • Barnett S. Kramer
  • Robert Fontana
Letter to the Editor


Lung Cancer Lung Cancer Risk Cancer Risk Factor Lung Cancer Mortality Prevalence Screening 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pamela M. Marcus
    • 1
  • Eric J. Bergstralh
    • 2
  • Barnett S. Kramer
    • 3
  • Robert Fontana
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Cancer PreventionNational Institutes of Health, National Cancer InstituteBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Biomedical Statistics and InformaticsMayo ClinicRochesterUSA
  3. 3.National Cancer InstituteRockvilleUSA
  4. 4.Mayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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