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In the U.S., new cancer drugs have increased life expectancy at birth by 10.7%.

The Expanding Pharmaceutical Arsenal in the War on Cancer. Working Paper No. 10328 Web site. http://www.nber.org/papers/w10328. Published Feb. 2004

Reference

Title
The Expanding Pharmaceutical Arsenal in the War on Cancer
Publication
Working Paper No. 10328
Publisher
National Bureau of Economic Research
Publication Date
Published Feb. 2004
Authors
Lichtenberg, Frank R
URL
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  • Innovative Medical Research
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