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Global Burden Of Cancer Incidence Shifting To Developing Countries, Study Shows

Washington Post: Global cancer hotspots: Burden of disease is shifting to developing world
“The global burden of cancer is shifting dramatically. … In an analysis that maps the world’s hot spots for cancer [published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention], epidemiologist Lindsey Torre found a tremendous heterogeneity in which forms of the disease are most commonly diagnosed in different countries. Among the most significant trends they identified is a growing inequality between high-income countries and lower-income countries in cancer diagnoses — with cancer rates declining in high-income countries but rising in lower-income countries…” (Cha, 12/14).

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