Global cancer statistics

  title={Global cancer statistics},
  author={A. Jemal and F. Bray and Melissa M. Center and J. Ferlay and E. Ward and D. Forman},
  journal={CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians},
  • A. Jemal, F. Bray, +3 authors D. Forman
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
  • The global burden of cancer continues to increase largely because of the aging and growth of the world population alongside an increasing adoption of cancer‐causing behaviors, particularly smoking, in economically developing countries. Based on the GLOBOCAN 2008 estimates, about 12.7 million cancer cases and 7.6 million cancer deaths are estimated to have occurred in 2008; of these, 56% of the cases and 64% of the deaths occurred in the economically developing world. Breast cancer is the most… CONTINUE READING
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