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Breast cancer incidence rates in women decreased 3.5% per year from 2001-2004, the first decrease observed in 20 years.

Espey, Daivd K., Xiao-Cheng Wu, Judith Swan, Charles Wiggins, Melissa A. Jim, Elizabeth Ward, Phyllis A. Wingo, Holly L. Howe, Lynn A. G. Ries, Barry A. Miller, Ahmedin Jemal, Faruque Ahmed, Nathaniel Cobb, Judith S. Kaur, and Brenda K. Edwards. Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2004: Featuring cancer in American Indians and Alaska Natives; October 2007. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/116330621/HTMLSTART

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Title
Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2004: Featuring cancer in American Indians and Alaska Natives
Publication Date
October 2007
Authors
Espey, Daivd K., Xiao-Cheng Wu, Judith Swan, Charles Wiggins, Melissa A. Jim, Elizabeth Ward, Phyllis A. Wingo, Holly L. Howe, Lynn A. G. Ries, Barry A. Miller, Ahmedin Jemal, Faruque Ahmed, Nathaniel Cobb, Judith S. Kaur, and Brenda K. Edwards
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