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Cancer

13 January 2011

US cancer costs to leap by 2020

Over the next 10 years, the cost of treating cancer in the United States is expected to leap 27%, in part because of the growing population of elderly Americans.

Over the next 10 years, the cost of treating cancer in the United States is expected to leap 27%, in part because of the growing population of elderly Americans, said a US study released.

"The rising costs of cancer care illustrate how important it is for us to advance the science of cancer prevention and treatment to ensure that we're using the most effective approaches," said Robert Croyle, director of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute.

 

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