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Hamilton S.R., Aaltonen L.A. (Eds.): World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Digestive System. IARC Press: Lyon 2000

IARC Library Cataloguing in Publication Data

Pathology and genetics of tumours of the digestive system / editors, S.R. Hamilton and L.A. Aaltonen

(World Health Classification of tumours ; 2)

1. Digestive System Neoplasms I. Aaltonen, L.A. II. Hamilton, S.R. III. Series

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