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Between 1992 and 2050, the annual number of colon cancer-related admissions for people age 60 and older is projected to increase from 192,000 to 448,000.

Seifelden R, Hantsch J. The Economic Burden Associated with Colon Cancer in the United States. Clinical Therapy. 1999; 21(8): 1370-9

Reference

Title
The Economic Burden Associated with Colon Cancer in the United States
Publication
Clinical Therapy
Publication Date
1999
Authors
Seifelden R, Hantsch J
Volume & Issue
Volume 21, Issue 8
Pages
1370-9

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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