Comparison of Apples with their Parts: Rethinking a Meta-analysis on the Association between Cooking and Uveal Melanoma Risk

  • Schmidt-Pokrzywniak, Andrea (Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Halle-Wittenberg) ;
  • Stang, Andreas (Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Halle-Wittenberg)
  • Published : 2013.04.30




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