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Registries needed to track cancer deaths in poor countries, says report

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 07 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:299
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

    Registration schemes for deaths and cancers are urgently needed in poor countries, which bear most of the global cancer burden, says a report published this week.

    The report, the 2007 Annual World Cancer Data Update, estimates that there were 10.4 million new cases of cancer, 6.5 million cancer deaths, and 25 million people with cancer in 2000. It predicts that new cases will more than double to 26.4 million by 2030, with 16.4 million deaths from cancer and 75 million people living with the disease. Most of this increase will be in less developed countries.

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