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Following the current path, the lung cancer incidence rate will increase by 34% between 2003 and 2023. If an alternative path is taken, there will be 18.4% (92,000) fewer lung cancer cases in 2023.

DeVol, Ross, Armen Bedroussian, Anita Charuworn, Anusuya Chatterjee, In Kyu Kim, Soojung Kim, and Kevin Klowden. An Unhealthy America: The economic burden of chronic disease. The Milken Institute; October 2007. http://www.milkeninstitute.org/publications/publications.taf?function=detail&ID=38801018&cat=ResRep

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Title
An Unhealthy America: The economic burden of chronic disease
Publisher
The Milken Institute
Publication Date
October 2007
Authors
DeVol, Ross, Armen Bedroussian, Anita Charuworn, Anusuya Chatterjee, In Kyu Kim, Soojung Kim, and Kevin Klowden
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