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Cancer Will Kill 9.6M People In 2018, WHO IARC Report Says, Shows Rising Rates Worldwide

Associated Press: U.N. cancer agency: 18 million new cancer cases this year
“The World Health Organization’s cancer research arm estimated in a report released Wednesday that there will be about 18 million new cases of cancer globally this year and more than nine million deaths…” (Keaten, 9/12).

CNN: Cancer will kill nearly 10 million people this year, report estimates
“…By the end of the century, cancer will be the No. 1 killer globally and the single biggest barrier to increasing our life expectancy, according to the report, released Wednesday by the World’s Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer…” (Christensen, 9/12).

Reuters: Cancer deaths rise to 9.6 million as populations grow and age
“Cancer will claim the lives of 9.6 million people in 2018, accounting for one in eight of all deaths among men and one in 11 among women, the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency said on Wednesday…” (Kelland, 9/12).

U.N. News: Cancer is a growing global threat and prevention is key, U.N. study shows
“…Six years ago, there were an estimated 14.1 million new cancer cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths, compared with 12.7 million and 7.6 million, respectively, in 2008…” (9/12).

VOA News: Growing Global Cancer Crisis Should Spark Call to Action
“…The report that covers 36 types of cancer in 185 countries, finds one in five men and one in six women worldwide develop cancer during their lifetime and more men than women die of the disease. It says nearly half of the new cases and more than half of cancer deaths this year occurred in Asia, in part because nearly 60 percent of the global population lives there…” (Schlein, 9/12).

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