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If current trends continue, by 2050 breast cancer incidence will have increased by approximately 60%, and colon cancer incidence will have increased by more than 100%.

Prostate Cancer Foundation Home Page. http://www.prostatecancerfoundation.org

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Prostate Cancer Foundation Home Page
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Prostate Cancer Foundation
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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