The growing burden of cancer in India: epidemiology and social context.

  title={The growing burden of cancer in India: epidemiology and social context.},
  author={Mohandas Kunisshery Mallath and David G Taylor and Rajendra A. Badwe and Goura Kishor Rath and Viswanathan Shanta and C. S. Pramesh and Raghunadharao Digumarti and Paul Sebastian and Bibhuti Bhusan Borthakur and Ashok Kumar Kalwar and Sanjay Kapoor and Shaleen Kumar and Jennifer L. Gill and Moni A Kuriakose and Hemant Malhotra and Suresh Chander Sharma and Shilin Nandubhai Shukla and Lokesh Viswanath and Raju Titus Chacko and Jeremy L. Pautu and Kenipakapatnam S Reddy and Kailash S. Sharma and Arnie Purushotham and Richard Sullivan},
  journal={The Lancet. Oncology},
  volume={15 6},
Cancer can have profound social and economic consequences for people in India, often leading to family impoverishment and societal inequity. Reported age-adjusted incidence rates for cancer are still quite low in the demographically young country. Slightly more than 1 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed every year in a population of 1.2 billion. In age-adjusted terms this represents a combined male and female incidence of about a quarter of that recorded in western Europe. However, an… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 49 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 30 references

Delivery of a ff ordable and equitable cancer care in India

  • CS Pramesh, RA Badwe, B Borthakur
  • Lancet Oncol
  • 2014

Health and health care in India. National opportunities, global impacts

  • J Gill, D. Taylor
  • UCL School of Pharmacy,
  • 2013

GLOBOCAN 2012 v1.0, Cancer Incidence and Mortality Worldwide: IARC CancerBase No

  • J Ferlay, I Soerjomataram, M Ervik
  • 2012

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…