Who's Who

David Forman

Visiting Scientist

Office of the Director


Specialty:

Cancer epidemiology

Academic Degrees

YearDegreeMajorInstitutionTownCountry
2001FFPHMUK Faculty of Public Health MedicineUK
1976PhDBiologyUniversity of SouthamptonUK
1972BABiology and PsychologyUniversity of KeeleUK


Current Research Projects

  • International study of DALYs from Cancer
    Soerjomataram, Bray, Forman, Mathers, Parkin,

  • Attributable burden of cancer from identified risk factors
    Forman, Bray, Ferlay, Plummer, de Martel, Franceschi, Soerjomataram, Jenab, Romieu

  • Global initiative for cancer registries in low- and middle-income countries
    Forman, Bray, de Sabata

  • GLOBOCAN
    Forman, Ferlay, Bray

  • Cancer incidence in five continents – volume X
    Forman, Ferlay, Bray, Steliarova, Brewster, Gombe, Kohler, Swaminathan, Pineros


Selected Publications

Jemal A, Bray F, Forman D, O'Brien M, Ferlay J, Center M, Parkin DM.(2012) Cancer burden in Africa and opportunities for prevention. Cancer [Epub ahead of print]

Jemal A, Bray F, Center MM, Ferlay J, Ward E, Forman D. (2011) Global cancer statistics. CA Cancer J Clin. 61 : 69-90

Coleman MP, Forman D, Bryant H, Butler J, Rachet B, Maringe C, Nur U, Tracey E, Coory M, Hatcher J, McGahan CE, Turner D, Marrett L, Gjerstorff ML, Johannesen TB, Adolfsson J, Lambe M, Lawrence G, Meechan D, Morris EJ, Middleton R, Steward J, Richards MA; ICBP Module 1 Working Group. (2011) Cancer survival in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and the UK, 1995-2007 (the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership): an analysis of population-based cancer registry data. Lancet. 377 : 127-38

Ferlay J, Shin HR, Bray F, Forman D, Mathers C, Parkin DM. (2010) Estimates of worldwide burden of cancer in 2008: GLOBOCAN 2008. Int J Cancer. 127 : 2893-917

Parkin DM, Ferlay J, Curado MP, Bray F, Edwards B, Shin HR, Forman D. (2010) Fifty years of cancer incidence: CI5 I-IX. Int J Cancer. 127 : 2918-27

Scientific Societies Membership

Society for Epidemiological Research (US)
Society for Social Medicine
International Epidemiology Association
British Association for Cancer Research
British Society of Gastroenterology