Managing the changing burden of cancer in Asia

  title={Managing the changing burden of cancer in Asia},
  author={Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan and Kunnambath Ramadas and You Lin Qiao},
  booktitle={BMC medicine},
Asia accounts for 60% of the world population and half the global burden of cancer. The incidence of cancer cases is estimated to increase from 6.1 million in 2008 to 10.6 million in 2030, due to ageing and growing populations, lifestyle and socioeconomic changes. Striking variations in ethnicity, sociocultural practices, human development index, habits and dietary patterns are reflected in the burden and pattern of cancer in different regions. The existing and emerging cancer patterns and… CONTINUE READING