Philip Burch

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Philip Burch (Epidemiologist, Prof. of Medical Physics, Univ. of Leeds, En): Professor of Medical Physics University of Leeds, England. Wrote a book entitled "The Biology of Cancer: A New Approach", in which he stated, "Those epidemiological studies that purport to show a causal connection between cigarette smoking and various cancer, but particularly lung cancer, fail when examined critically to establish the causal claim." Professor Burch claimed lung cancer was "unquestionably overdiagnosed today." http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/cgi/getdoc?tid=gqn92f00&fmt=pdf&ref=results

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Professor of Medical Physics University of Leeds, England. Wrote a boo, The Biology of Cancer: A New Approach, in which he stated, "Those epidemiological studies that purport to show a causal connection between cigarette smoking and various cancer, but particularly lung cancer, fail when examinied critically to establish the causal claim." Professor Burch claimed lung cancer was "unquestionably overdiagnosed today."

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