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Between 1992 and 2050, the annual number of colon cancer-related admissions for people age 60 and older is projected to increase from 192,000 to 448,000.

Seifelden R, Hantsch J. The Economic Burden Associated with Colon Cancer in the United States. Clinical Therapy. 1999; 21(8): 1370-9


The Economic Burden Associated with Colon Cancer in the United States
Clinical Therapy
Publication Date
Seifelden R, Hantsch J
Volume & Issue
Volume 21, Issue 8


  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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