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Global burden of cancer among young adults aged 20–39 years

30/10/2017

A new study by researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), published today in The Lancet Oncology, examines for the first time the global burden for cancer among young adults aged 20–39 years. The report provides critical evidence of the burden of the disease in this age group and highlights the urgent need for adequate prevention measures, timely diagnosis, and cancer care.

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IARC Press Release 254: Global burden of cancer among young adults aged 20–39 years English


Global burden of cancer among young adults aged 20–39 years

A new study by researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), published on 27 October 2017 in The Lancet Oncology, examines for the first time the global burden of cancer among young adults aged 20–39 years. The report provides critical evidence of the burden of the disease in this age group. Dr Miranda Fidler, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Section of Cancer Surveillance at IARC and the lead author of the article, highlights the urgent need for adequate prevention measures, timely diagnosis, and cancer care.