Number Of Cancer Cases Will Rise To Nearly 22M Worldwide By 2030, Report Says

On the eve of World Cancer Day, news outlets examine a new report (.pdf) from the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Agence France-Presse: Cancer cases ‘set to rise by half by 2030’: U.N.
“New cases of cancer will rise by half by 2030, reaching 21.6 million per year compared to 14 million in 2012, the U.N. said on Monday in a global analysis of the scourge…” (Le Roux, 2/3).

Associated Press: Cancer cases worldwide to jump to 22 million
“…Monday’s report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer estimated in 2012 there were 14 million new cases but predicted that figure would jump significantly due to global aging and the spread of cancers to developing countries. The Lyon-based cancer arm of the WHO said more than 60 percent of the world’s cancer cases are in Africa, Asia, Central and South America…” (2/3).

The Guardian: Worldwide cancer cases expected to soar by 70% over next 20 years
“…The latest World Cancer Report says it is implausible to think we can treat our way out of the disease and that the focus must now be on preventing new cases. Even the richest countries will struggle to cope with the spiraling costs of treatment and care for patients, and the lower income countries, where numbers are expected to be highest, are ill-equipped for the burden to come…” (Boseley, 2/3).

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