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Evidence for aflatoxin B1 in two cases of lung cancer in man


The presence of aflatoxin B1 has been demonstrated in two cases of pulmonary cancers both by thin-layer chromatography and fluorescence microscopy.

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Dvorackova, I., Stora, C. & Ayraud, N. Evidence for aflatoxin B1 in two cases of lung cancer in man. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 100, 221–224 (1981).

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Key words

  • Aflatoxin B1
  • Lung cancer