Global trends in breast cancer incidence and mortality 1973-1997.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Worldwide, breast cancer is the most common cancer and is the leading cause of cancer death among women. METHODS To describe global trends, we compared age-adjusted incidence and mortality rates over three decades (from 1973-77 to 1993-97) and across several continents. RESULTS Both breast cancer incidence and mortality rates varied 4-fold by… (More)

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