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The total cost of cancer in the U.S. is projected to increase from $290 billion in 2010 to $458 billion in 2030.

The Global Economic Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases. The Global Economic Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases Web site. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/program-on-the-global-demography-of-aging/WorkingPapers/2012/PGDA_WP_87.pdf. Published 2011

Reference

Title
The Global Economic Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases
Publication
The Global Economic Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases
Publisher
World Economic Forum
Publication Date
Published 2011
Authors
Bloom D, Cafiero E, Jane-Llopis E, Abrahams-Gessel S, et al
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

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