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

@article{Mallath2014TheGB,
  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 Conjeeveram Pramesh and Raghunadharao Digumarti and Paul Lane Sebastian and Bibhuti Bhusan Borthakur and Ashok 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 Lalitha Viswanath and Raju Titus Chacko and Jeremy L. Pautu and Kenipakapatnam S Reddy and Kailash S. Sharma and Arnie Purushotham and Richard J. Sullivan},
  journal={The Lancet. Oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={
          e205-12
        }
}
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
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