Global patterns of cancer incidence and mortality rates and trends.

@article{Jemal2010GlobalPO,
  title={Global patterns of cancer incidence and mortality rates and trends.},
  author={Ahmedin Jemal and Melissa M. Center and Carol E DeSantis and Elizabeth Ward},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 8},
  pages={
          1893-907
        }
}
While incidence and mortality rates for most cancers (including lung, colorectum, female breast, and prostate) are decreasing in the United States and many other western countries, they are increasing in several less developed and economically transitioning countries because of adoption of unhealthy western lifestyles such as smoking and physical inactivity and consumption of calorie-dense food. Indeed, the rates for lung and colon cancers in a few of these countries have already surpassed… CONTINUE READING
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