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More than half of cancer deaths in the U.S. are due to preventable causes.

Colditz, G and E Wei. Preventability of Cancer: The relative contributions of biologic and social and physical environmental determinants of cancer mortality. Annu Rev Public Health. 2012; 33: 137-56. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22224878

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Title
Preventability of Cancer: The relative contributions of biologic and social and physical environmental determinants of cancer mortality
Publication
Annu Rev Public Health
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Colditz, G and E Wei
Pages
137-56
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