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Cancer incidence and mortality worldwide: sources, methods and major patterns in GLOBOCAN 2012

20/10/2014 A new article reviews the sources and methods used in compiling the national cancer incidence and mortality estimates in GLOBOCAN 2012, and briefly describes the key results by cancer site and in 20 large areas of the world.

J. Ferlay, I. Soerjomataram, R. Dikshit, S. Eser, C. Mathers, M. Rebelo, D.M. Parkin, D. Forman, F. Bray (2014).
Cancer incidence and mortality worldwide: sources, methods and major patterns in GLOBOCAN 2012. International Journal of Cancer doi:10.1002/ijc.29210 PMID:25220842 Published online 9 October 2014
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Global incidence of oesophageal cancer by histological subtype in 2012

16/10/2014 A new study conducted by IARC researchers estimates for the first time the worldwide incidence of oesophageal cancer by histological subsite for 2012. The results are published today in the journal Gut.

M. Arnold, I. Soerjomataram, J. Ferlay, D. Forman
Global incidence of oesophageal cancer by histological subtype in 2012.
Gut, DOI: 10.1136/gutjnl-2014-308124. Published online 16 October 2014
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Launch of new European Code Against Cancer

14/10/2014 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), today launches the 4th edition of the European Code Against Cancer with the participation of the European Commission. Based on the best available scientific evidence, the new Code provides 12 ways to adopt healthier lifestyles and boost cancer prevention across Europe. It is the outcome of a two-year collaborative work between cancer specialists, scientists, and other experts from across the European Union (EU). IARC Press Release 228, Visit website

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Planning and Developing Population-Based Cancer Registration in Low- and Middle-Income Settings

26/05/2014 Planning and Developing Population-Based Cancer Registration in Low- and Middle-Income Settings

Authors: F. Bray, A. Znaor, P. Cueva, A. Korir, R. Swaminathan, A. Ullrich, S.A. Wang, and D.M. Parkin

This guidance document provides an overview of the key concepts in cancer registration, covering the steps involved in planning a registry, the sources of information a registry will need to access, methods for ensuring data quality, and how registry results should be reported. It will be of value to those who are seeking to establish a registry or are in the early stages of developing a registry. It covers the major components that need to be thought about when setting up a registry and ensuring that it provides the necessary information for its main stakeholders -especially those involved in cancer control planning.
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GLOBOCAN
2012

ESTIMATED CANCER
INCIDENCE,
MORTALITY AND PREVALENCE
WORLDWIDE IN 2012

GLOBOCAN 2012 is part of the CANCER Mondial website.

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