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REFERENCES

I highly recommend this book:
Mukherjee, S. (2011). The emperor of all maladies: a biography of cancer. Simon and Schuster. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1439107955/

Bianconi, E., Piovesan, A., Facchin, F., Beraudi, A., Casadei, R., Frabetti, F., … & Perez-Amodio, S. (2013). An estimation of the number of cells in the human body. Annals of human biology, 40(6), 463-471. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/03014460.2013.807878

Hanahan, D., & Weinberg, R. A. (2000). The hallmarks of cancer. cell,100(1), 57-70. http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0092867400816839/1-s2.0-S0092867400816839-main.pdf?_tid=92d155be-b37e-11e5-94c4-00000aab0f01&acdnat=1451979371_548f7665bd7360bbc80f17d4fcb74542

Zeng, C., Wen, W., Morgans, A. K., Pao, W., Shu, X. O., & Zheng, W. (2015). Disparities by Race, Age, and Sex in the Improvement of Survival for Major Cancers: Results From the National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program in the United States, 1990 to 2010. JAMA Oncology, 1(1), 88-96. http://oncology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2118568

Cancer statistics used:
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/what-is-cancer
http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/what-is-cancer/statistics
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20130116/cancer-death-rates-drop
http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@editorial/documents/document/acspc-044519.pdf
http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@research/documents/document/acspc-044738.pdf
http://seer.cancer.gov/faststats/selections.php?#Output

Causes of death and life expectancy:
http://demography.cpc.unc.edu/2014/06/16/mortality-and-cause-of-death-1900-v-2010/
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/dvs/lead1900_98.pdf
http://demog.berkeley.edu/~andrew/1918/figure2.html

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