THE BURDEN OF CANCER - ACTUAL AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
A Katalinic (1)
(1) Institute for Cancer Epidemiology, University of Lübeck, Germany
According to the latest cancer statistics of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) 2008 abt. 12.7 million new cancer cases and 7.6 million cancer deaths occurred world-wide in 2008 (10.9 million in 2002). These results are based on more than 400 cancer registries that monitor the burden of cancer in the world. The most commonly diagnosed cancers are lung cancer (1.61 million cases per year, 12.7% of the total), breast cancer (1.38 million, 10.9%) and colorectal cancers (1.23 million, 9.7%).
The five top cancers in men are lung, prostate, colorectal, stomach and liver cancers, in women breast, cervix uteri, colorectal, lung and stomach cancers. In total 6.6 million men and 6 million women suffer world-wide from cancer every year. There are striking regional differences in cancer incidence and mortality world-wide. Highest...