World Health Organization calls for action after predicting rise in cancer cases

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A report by the WHO’s France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) claimed that new cases of cancer rose to an estimated 14.1 million in 2012, with 8.2 million cancer-related deaths.

The estimated number of annual new cancer diagnoses is expected to jump to 22 million over the next decade, with developing countries most at risk. More than 60 percent of the world’s total cases occur in Africa, Asia and Central and South America, accounting for 70 percent of the world’s cancer deaths, according to IARC.

Source: Deutsche Welle English (link opens in a new window)

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