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Survival rates for colon cancer went from 41 percent to 63 percent between 1975 and 1995.

Lichtenberg, Frank R. The Expanding Pharmaceutical Arsenal in the War on Cancer. National Bureau of Economic Research. February 2004; Working Paper No. 10328. http://www.nber.org/papers/w10328

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Title
The Expanding Pharmaceutical Arsenal in the War on Cancer
Publication
National Bureau of Economic Research
Publication Date
February 2004
Authors
Lichtenberg, Frank R
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