International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

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International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Home Hygiene & Health

The Leading Source of Scientific, Professional & Consumer Information

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.