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Time trends of cancer mortality among elderly in Italy, 1970–2008: an observational study

  • Ettore Bidoli1Email author,
  • Lucia Fratino2,
  • Silvia Bruzzone3,
  • Marilena Pappagallo3,
  • Paolo De Paoli4,
  • Umberto Tirelli5 and
  • Diego Serraino1
BMC Cancer201212:443

Received: 17 April 2012

Accepted: 25 September 2012

Published: 2 October 2012

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17 Apr 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
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Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
6 Jul 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Marina Pollan
15 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Carlo La Vecchia
14 Sep 2012 Author responded Author comments - Ettore Bidoli
Resubmission - Version 4
14 Sep 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 4
25 Sep 2012 Editorially accepted
2 Oct 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2407-12-443

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Authors’ Affiliations

Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS
Division of Medical Oncology A, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico
Direzione Centrale per le Statistiche e le Indagini Sulle Istituzioni Sociali, Servizio Sanità e Assistenza, National Institute of Statistics
Direzione Scientifica, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS
Department of Medical Oncology, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS