In a new study published today in the Journal of Hepatology, scientists from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and partner institutions estimate the global burden of liver cancer in 2020 and predict that the annual number of new cases and deaths will increase by more than 55% by 2040.
According to these latest estimates, 905 700 people were diagnosed with liver cancer worldwide and 830 200 people died from the disease in 2020. Assuming that the current incidence and mortality rates do not change, the scientists estimate that 1.4 million people could be diagnosed with liver cancer and 1.3 million people could die from the disease in 2040.
Rumgay H, Arnold M, Ferlay J, Lesi O, Cabasag CJ, Vignat J, et al.
Global burden of primary liver cancer in 2020 and predictions to 2040
J Hepatol, Published online 6 October 2022;