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The number of cancer patients age 85 and older is expected to increase four-fold by 2050.

Edwards B, Howe H, Ries L, et al. Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1973-1999: Featuring implications of age and aging on U.S. cancer burden. Cancer. 2002; 94(10): 2766-92. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12173348

Reference

Title
Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1973-1999: Featuring implications of age and aging on U.S. cancer burden
Publication
Cancer
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Edwards B, Howe H, Ries L, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 94, Issue 10
Pages
2766-92
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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