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From 2010 to 2030, the percentage of all cancers diagnosed in older adults will increase from 61% to 70%.

Smith B, Smith G, Hurria A, Hortobagyi G, et al. Future of Cancer Incidence in the United States: Burdens upon an aging, changing nation. J Clin Oncol. 2009; 27(17): 2758-65. http://jco.ascopubs.org/cgi/content/short/27/17/2758?rss=1&ssource=mfc

Reference

Title
Future of Cancer Incidence in the United States: Burdens upon an aging, changing nation
Publication
J Clin Oncol
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Smith B, Smith G, Hurria A, Hortobagyi G, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 27, Issue 17
Pages
2758-65
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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