Global cancer patterns: causes and prevention

  title={Global cancer patterns: causes and prevention},
  author={P. Vineis and C. Wild},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • P. Vineis, C. Wild
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Cancer is a global and growing, but not uniform, problem. An increasing proportion of the burden is falling on low-income and middle-income countries because of not only demographic change but also a transition in risk factors, whereby the consequences of the globalisation of economies and behaviours are adding to an existing burden of cancers of infectious origin. We argue that primary prevention is a particularly effective way to fight cancer, with between a third and a half of cancers being… CONTINUE READING
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