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In 2003, about 10 million Americans were living with cancer.

Yabroff, Robin, Elizabeth Lamont, Angela Mariotto, Joan Warren, Marie Topor, Angela Meekins, and Martin Brown. Cost of Care for Elderly Cancer Patients in the United States. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2008; 100(9): 630-41. https://academic.oup.com/jnci/article/100/9/630/911739/Cost-of-Care-for-Elderly-Cancer-Patients-in-the

Reference

Title
Cost of Care for Elderly Cancer Patients in the United States
Publication
J Natl Cancer Inst
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Yabroff, Robin, Elizabeth Lamont, Angela Mariotto, Joan Warren, Marie Topor, Angela Meekins, and Martin Brown
Volume & Issue
Volume 100, Issue 9
Pages
630-41
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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