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Estimated Number of Cancer Survivors in the United States From 1975 to 2012

Mariotto, A, K Yabroff, Y Shao, E Feuer, and M Brown. Projections of the Cost of Cancer Care in the U.S.: 2010-2020. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2011; 103(2): 117-28. http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/103/2/117

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Title
Projections of the Cost of Cancer Care in the U.S.: 2010-2020
Publication
J Natl Cancer Inst
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Mariotto, A, K Yabroff, Y Shao, E Feuer, and M Brown
Volume & Issue
Volume 103, Issue 2
Pages
117-28
URL
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