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Chemotherapy Research and Practice
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 913848, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/913848
Research Article

Healthcare Costs and Workloss Burden of Patients with Chemotherapy-Associated Peripheral Neuropathy in Breast, Ovarian, Head and Neck, and Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer

1Analysis Group, Inc., Boston, MA 02199, USA
2Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN 46285, USA
3Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA

Received 23 September 2011; Accepted 4 January 2012

Academic Editor: Vito Lorusso

Copyright © 2012 Crystal T. Pike et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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