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Following the current path, the lung cancer incidence rate will increase by 34% between 2003 and 2023. If an alternative path is taken, there will be 18.4% (92,000) fewer lung cancer cases in 2023.

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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