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Case Numbers Of Liver, Other Cancers Rise Significantly Worldwide, Especially In Poor Countries, Since 2005

NPR: Liver Cancer Is Becoming A Top Killer In Poor Countries
“The number of new cancer cases grew worldwide to 17.5 million in 2015 from 13.1 million in 2005. And the fastest growth is in some of the world’s poorest countries, according to a report on the global burden of cancer in the Dec. 3 journal JAMA Oncology. … One cancer that is common in poor countries — and not so common in wealthier countries — is liver cancer. We asked [Christina Fitzmaurice, an author of the report and assistant professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and the Division of Hematology at the University of Washington in Seattle,] about liver cancer and two other top killers…” (Brink, 12/9).

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