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Global burden of infection-related cancer revisited


There were an estimated 12.7 million new cases of cancers which accounted for 7.6 million deaths globally in 2008, with about two-thirds of cancer deaths in less developed countries. Two previous comprehensive analyses of infections and cancers reported that in 1990 and 2002 about one in six cancer cases worldwide could be attributed to infectious agents.

Author: Danaei G

Citation: Lancet Oncol. 2012 Jun;13(6):564-5. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(12)70176-6. Epub 2012 May 9.

Published: 01/06/2012

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Lancet Oncology