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A one percent reduction in lung, colorectal, breast, leukemia, pancreatic, and brain cancer mortality would reduce productivity costs by $814 million per year.

Bradley, C, K Yabroff, B Dahman, E Feuer, A Mariotto, et al. Productivity Costs of Cancer Mortality in the United States: 2000-2020. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2008; 100(24): 1763-70. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19066273

Reference

Title
Productivity Costs of Cancer Mortality in the United States: 2000-2020
Publication
J Natl Cancer Inst
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Bradley, C, K Yabroff, B Dahman, E Feuer, A Mariotto, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 100, Issue 24
Pages
1763-70
URL
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