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Trends of population-based breast cancer survival in Germany and the US: Decreasing discrepancies, but persistent survival gap of elderly patients in Germany

BMC Cancer201212:317

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-12-317

Received: 17 June 2012

Accepted: 18 July 2012

Published: 28 July 2012

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17 Jun 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
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5 Jul 2012 Author responded Author comments - Bernd Holleczek
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5 Jul 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
18 Jul 2012 Editorially accepted
28 Jul 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2407-12-317

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Authors’ Affiliations

Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Aging Research, German Cancer Research Center
Saarland Cancer Registry