Estimates of worldwide burden of cancer in 2008: GLOBOCAN 2008.

  title={Estimates of worldwide burden of cancer in 2008: GLOBOCAN 2008.},
  author={Jacques Ferlay and H R Shin and Freddie Bray and David Forman and Colin Douglas Mathers and Donald Maxwell Parkin},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  volume={127 12},
Estimates of the worldwide incidence and mortality from 27 cancers in 2008 have been prepared for 182 countries as part of the GLOBOCAN series published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. In this article, we present the results for 20 world regions, summarizing the global patterns for the eight most common cancers. Overall, an estimated 12.7 million new cancer cases and 7.6 million cancer deaths occur in 2008, with 56% of new cancer cases and 63% of the cancer deaths occurring… CONTINUE READING
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