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Estimates of worldwide burden of cancer in 2008: GLOBOCAN 2008.
Int J Cancer 2010; 127(12):2893-917IJ

Abstract

Estimates of the worldwide incidence and mortality from 27 cancers in 2008 have been prepared for 182 countries as part of the GLOBOCAN series published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. In this article, we present the results for 20 world regions, summarizing the global patterns for the eight most common cancers. Overall, an estimated 12.7 million new cancer cases and 7.6 million cancer deaths occur in 2008, with 56% of new cancer cases and 63% of the cancer deaths occurring in the less developed regions of the world. The most commonly diagnosed cancers worldwide are lung (1.61 million, 12.7% of the total), breast (1.38 million, 10.9%) and colorectal cancers (1.23 million, 9.7%). The most common causes of cancer death are lung cancer (1.38 million, 18.2% of the total), stomach cancer (738,000 deaths, 9.7%) and liver cancer (696,000 deaths, 9.2%). Cancer is neither rare anywhere in the world, nor mainly confined to high-resource countries. Striking differences in the patterns of cancer from region to region are observed.

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Section of Cancer Information, International Agency for Research on Cancer, 150 cours Albert Thomas, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France. ferlay@iarc.frNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21351269

Citation

Ferlay, Jacques, et al. "Estimates of Worldwide Burden of Cancer in 2008: GLOBOCAN 2008." International Journal of Cancer, vol. 127, no. 12, 2010, pp. 2893-917.
Ferlay J, Shin HR, Bray F, et al. Estimates of worldwide burden of cancer in 2008: GLOBOCAN 2008. Int J Cancer. 2010;127(12):2893-917.
Ferlay, J., Shin, H. R., Bray, F., Forman, D., Mathers, C., & Parkin, D. M. (2010). Estimates of worldwide burden of cancer in 2008: GLOBOCAN 2008. International Journal of Cancer, 127(12), pp. 2893-917. doi:10.1002/ijc.25516.
Ferlay J, et al. Estimates of Worldwide Burden of Cancer in 2008: GLOBOCAN 2008. Int J Cancer. 2010 Dec 15;127(12):2893-917. PubMed PMID: 21351269.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Estimates of worldwide burden of cancer in 2008: GLOBOCAN 2008. AU - Ferlay,Jacques, AU - Shin,Hai-Rim, AU - Bray,Freddie, AU - Forman,David, AU - Mathers,Colin, AU - Parkin,Donald Maxwell, PY - 2011/2/26/entrez PY - 2011/2/26/pubmed PY - 2011/5/4/medline SP - 2893 EP - 917 JF - International journal of cancer JO - Int. J. Cancer VL - 127 IS - 12 N2 - Estimates of the worldwide incidence and mortality from 27 cancers in 2008 have been prepared for 182 countries as part of the GLOBOCAN series published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. In this article, we present the results for 20 world regions, summarizing the global patterns for the eight most common cancers. Overall, an estimated 12.7 million new cancer cases and 7.6 million cancer deaths occur in 2008, with 56% of new cancer cases and 63% of the cancer deaths occurring in the less developed regions of the world. The most commonly diagnosed cancers worldwide are lung (1.61 million, 12.7% of the total), breast (1.38 million, 10.9%) and colorectal cancers (1.23 million, 9.7%). The most common causes of cancer death are lung cancer (1.38 million, 18.2% of the total), stomach cancer (738,000 deaths, 9.7%) and liver cancer (696,000 deaths, 9.2%). Cancer is neither rare anywhere in the world, nor mainly confined to high-resource countries. Striking differences in the patterns of cancer from region to region are observed. SN - 1097-0215 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21351269/full_citation L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.25516 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -