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Medicines Prevent Cancer Recurrence: New breast cancer drug greatly reduces recurrence and death (5 to 10 years after diagnosis in postmenopausal women)

PhRMA. The Value of Medicines: Facts and figures 2006; 2006. http://innovation.org/documents/Value%20of%20Medicine%20FINAL%200712061.pdf

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Title
The Value of Medicines: Facts and figures 2006
Publication Date
2006
Authors
PhRMA
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  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

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