Global cancer statistics.

  title={Global cancer statistics.},
  author={Ahmedin Jemal and Freddie Bray and Melissa M. Center and Jacques Ferlay and Elizabeth Adeoye Peyton Allison Calandra Blackburn Mikal Blo Ward and David Forman},
  journal={CA: a cancer journal for clinicians},
  volume={61 2},
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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