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Cancer Incidence Rates, All Sites Combined, All Races, 1975-2002

Brown, Erika. Cancer in the Crosshairs: Radiation oncologists are taking better aim at tumors with new software and super-precise radiation machines. Forbes. 27-Oct-2002. http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2002/1028/361.html

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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