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Latest Global Cancer Data

September 12, 2018

Latest Global Cancer Data

Geneva, Switzerland, 12 September 2018 – The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) today released the latest estimates on the global burden of cancer. The GLOBOCAN 2018 database, accessible online as part of the IARC Global Cancer Observatory, provides estimates of incidence and mortality in 185 countries for 36 types of cancer and for all cancer sites combined. An analysis of these results, published today in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, highlights the large geographical diversity in cancer occurrence and the variations in the magnitude and profile of the disease between and within world regions.

The press release includes information on the global cancer burden, the major cancer types of 2018, global patterns by level of human development, global cancer patterns by sex, and a worrying rise in lung cancer in women.  

The full press release can be viewed below.

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