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5-Year Relative Survival Rates for Cancers in U.S.

SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2005. http://seer.cancer.gov/archive/csr/1975_2005/accessible_contents.html. Published 2013

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Title
SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2005
Publisher
NCI
Publication Date
Published 2013
Authors
National Cancer Institute
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