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Latest global cancer data: Cancer burden rises to 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths in 2018

12/09/2018

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) today released the latest estimates on the global burden of cancer. The GLOBOCAN 2018 database, accessible online as part of the IARC Global Cancer Observatory (GCO), provides estimates of incidence and mortality in 185 countries for 36 types of cancer and for all cancer sites combined. The updated GCO includes nine new cancer sites and several new features, such as predictions until 2040, high-definition graphics that are downloadable in various formats, and two-page fact sheets on populations and major cancer sites.
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IARC Press Release 263: Latest global cancer data: Cancer burden rises to 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths in 2018 English



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12/09/2018

Global cancer statistics 2018: GLOBOCAN estimates of incidence and mortality worldwide for 36 cancers in 185 countries

A new article by researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and partners highlights the large geographical diversity in cancer occurrence and the variations in the magnitude and profile of the disease between and within world regions. The analysis, published today in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, is based on the latest estimates of the global burden of cancer in 2018 and is published in conjunction with the IARC Global Cancer Observatory.

Bray F, Ferlay J, Soerjomataram I, Siegel RL, Torre LA, Jemal A
Global cancer statistics 2018: GLOBOCAN estimates of incidence and mortality worldwide for 36 cancers in 185 countries
CA Cancer J Clin, Published online 12 September 2018;
http://dx.doi.org/10.3322/caac.21492

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