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Date:4/25/2013

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[ii] National Health Expenditure Projections 2011-2020; Accessed from:
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[iii] "The costly war on cancer-New cancer drugs are technically impressive. But must they cost so much?" The Economist: May 26 2011. Accessible at: http://www.economist.com/node/18743951

[iv] Bjorkholm M, Ohm L, Eloranta S, et al. Success story of targeted therapy in chronic myeloid leukemia: a population-based study of patients diagnosed in Sweden from 1973-2008. J Clin Oncol: 29: 2514-2520. 2011. Accessible at: http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/early/2011/05/16/JCO.2011.34.7146.full.pdf


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