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If cancer trends continue, cancer will soon be the leading cause of death in the U.S.

Deaths: Final data for 2010. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_04.pdf. Published 2013

Reference

Title
Deaths: Final data for 2010
Publisher
National Vital Statistics Reports
Publication Date
Published 2013
Authors
Murphy, S, J Xu, and K Kochanek
Volume & Issue
Volume 61, Issue 4
Pages
1-117
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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