Cancer incidence and mortality worldwide: sources, methods and major patterns in GLOBOCAN 2012.

Int J Cancer 2015 Mar 9;136(5):E359-86. Epub 2014 Oct 9.

Section of Cancer Surveillance, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France.

Estimates of the worldwide incidence and mortality from 27 major cancers and for all cancers combined for 2012 are now available in the GLOBOCAN series of the International Agency for Research on Cancer. We review the sources and methods used in compiling the national cancer incidence and mortality estimates, and briefly describe the key results by cancer site and in 20 large "areas" of the world. Overall, there were 14.1 million new cases and 8.2 million deaths in 2012. The most commonly diagnosed cancers were lung (1.82 million), breast (1.67 million), and colorectal (1.36 million); the most common causes of cancer death were lung cancer (1.6 million deaths), liver cancer (745,000 deaths), and stomach cancer (723,000 deaths).

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