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17 October 2018

Latest global cancer data: Cancer burden rises to 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths in 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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Read IARC Press Release 263 , Visit GCO website

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