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Over the next 10 years, the number of cancer survivors in the U.S. is projected to grow from 14.5 million to nearly 19 million.

DeSantis C, Lin C, Mariotto A, Siegel R, et al. Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Statistics, 2014. CA Cancer J Clin. 2014; 64: 252-71. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3322/caac.21235/full

Reference

Title
Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Statistics, 2014
Publication
CA Cancer J Clin
Publication Date
2014
Authors
DeSantis C, Lin C, Mariotto A, Siegel R, et al.
Pages
252-71
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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