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The 1-year survival rate for lung cancer has increased from 37% in 1975 to 42% in 1999-2001, largely because of improvements to surgical techniques and with combined therapies.

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2006. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2006. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/caff2006pwsecuredpdf.pdf

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Title
Cancer Facts & Figures 2006
Publisher
American Cancer Society
Publication Date
2006
Authors
American Cancer Society
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