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In 1971, one in 69 people was a cancer survivor (three million survivors). In 2014, that number grew to one in 22 people (14.5 million survivors).

American Association for Cancer Research. AACR Cancer Progress Report 2013. Clin Cancer Res. 2013; 19(S1): S1-S88. http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/19/20_Supplement/S1.full

Reference

Title
AACR Cancer Progress Report 2013
Publication
Clin Cancer Res
Publication Date
2013
Authors
American Association for Cancer Research
Volume & Issue
Volume 19, Issue S1
Pages
S1-S88
URL
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