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Cancer burden increases as countries develop, index shows

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6978 (Published 16 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6978
  1. Meera Kay
  1. 1Bangalore

Economic development is the chief cause of the changing incidence of cancer worldwide, a new study published in Lancet Oncology shows.1

The study, led by Freddie Bray, of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, looked at present and future patterns of cancer incidence and mortality in …

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