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Cancer Incidence, Mortality Rising In LMICs While Decreasing In High-Income Countries, Analysis Shows

News outlets continue to report on an analysis published this week in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention mapping cancer incidence and mortality worldwide.

NPR: Most Of The World’s Cancer Cases Are Now In Developing Countries
“…The majority of cancer cases — 57 percent — now occur in low- and middle-income countries. And 65 percent of cancer deaths worldwide occur in these countries, according to an analysis by the American Cancer Society. But there’s a flip side to that story: Rates of certain cancers, including cervical and liver cancer, have gone down in high-income countries…” (Singh, 12/15).

SciDev.Net: Cancer soars in global South
“…In the timeframe studied, Zimbabwe saw an average of 87 deaths per 100,000 women from cervical cancer, while in Malawi and Uganda death rates stood at 76 and 54 women out of 100,000, respectively. These rates are more than twice as high as those in all other cancer databases studied as part of the research, the authors say. The study adds that around 21 percent of African women have a HPV infection at any given time, compared with just five percent in North America…” (David, 12/15).

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