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Investments in cancer research and development between 1998 and 2000 has generated 23 million additional healthy years of life and $1.9 trillion of additional social value.

Lakdawala, D, E Sun, A Jena, C Reyes, D Goldman, et al. An Economic Evaluation of the War on Cancer. J Health Econ. 2010; 29(3): 333-46. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6V8K-4YH567G-1/2/88c88fbdd7f57d9fe08803ec85397bc0

Reference

Title
An Economic Evaluation of the War on Cancer
Publication
J Health Econ
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Lakdawala, D, E Sun, A Jena, C Reyes, D Goldman, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 29, Issue 3
Pages
333-46
URL
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  • Human Value

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