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Decline in Cancer Death Rates in Men

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American Association for Cancer Research. AACR Cancer Progress Report 2015: Transforming lives through precision medicine. Clin Cancer Res. 2015; 21(S1). http://cancerprogressreport.org/Pages/default.aspx

Reference

Title
AACR Cancer Progress Report 2015: Transforming lives through precision medicine
Publication
Clin Cancer Res
Publication Date
2015
Authors
American Association for Cancer Research
Volume & Issue
Volume 21, Issue S1
Pages
S1-128
URL
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  • Human Value

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