Who's Who

Freddie Bray

Section Head

Section of Cancer Surveillance


Descriptive epidemiology of cancer; Time trends and predictions; Cancer Registries

Academic Degrees

2005PhDEpidemiologyLondon School Of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineLondonUK
1994MScMedical StatisticsUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK
1993BSc {Hons}StatisticsUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUK

Current Research Projects

  • The epidemiology of cancer in indigenous populations: a global survey
    F Bray (Coordinator), Collaborators: D Forman, S Moore

  • Cancer and human development: global indices of socioeconomic inequality and disease burden
    F Bray (Coordinator), Collaborators: D Conway, D Forman, I Soerjomataram,

  • Capacity-building cancer registries for cancer control and cancer research: implementation of IARC Regional Hubs for Cancer Research
    F Bray (Coordinator), Collaborators: MS De Sebata, R Dikshit, S Eser, D Forman, DM Parkin

  • Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and partial prevalence estimates –– future applications of cancer indicators at the global level
    F Bray (Coordinator), Collaborators: D Forman, J Lortet-Tieulent, CD Mathers, I Soerjomataram,

  • Assessment of cancer burden and technical guidance on establishing cancer registries in the context of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI)
    F Bray (Coordinator), Collaborators: FX Bosch, N Broutet, FX Castellsagué, G Clifford , J Ferlay, D Forman, R Herrero, J Lortet-Tieulent, S Sanjosé, A Ullrich, S Wang

Selected Publications

Center MM, Jemal A, Lortet-Tieulent J, Ward E, Ferlay J, Brawley O, Bray F. (2012) International Variation in Prostate Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates. European Urology. ;61(6) : 1079-92.

Bray F, Ren JS, Masuyer E, Ferlay J. (2012) Global estimates of cancer prevalence for 27 sites in the adult population in 2008. Int J Cancer. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 22752881

Soerjomataram I, Lortet-Tieulent J, Parkin DM, Ferlay J, Mathers C, Forman D, Bray F. (2012) Global burden of cancer in 2008: a systematic analysis of disability-adjusted life-years in 12 world regions. Lancet. 15. PMID: 23079588

Erdmann F, Lortet-Tieulent J, Schüz J, Zeeb H, Greinert R, Breitbart EW, Bray F. (2012) International trends in the incidence of malignant melanoma 1953-2008-are recent generations at higher or lower risk? Int J Cancer. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 22532371

Bray F, Jemal A, Grey N, Ferlay J, Forman D. (2012) Global cancer transitions according to the Human Development Index (2008-2030): a population-based study. Lancet Oncol. 13(8):790-801. Epub 2012 Jun 1. PMID:22658655