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Following the current path, breast cancer incidence rate will increase by 50.8% between 2003 and 2023. If an alternative path is taken, cases will increase by 32.2% between 2003 and 2023, which will result in 12.3% fewer breast cancer cases.

DeVol R, Bedroussian A, Charuworn A, et al. An Unhealthy America: The economic burden of chronic disease. The Milken Institute; October 2007. http://www.milkeninstitute.org/publications/publications.taf?function=detail&ID=38801018&cat=ResRep

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Title
An Unhealthy America: The economic burden of chronic disease
Publisher
The Milken Institute
Publication Date
October 2007
Authors
DeVol R, Bedroussian A, Charuworn A, et al
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