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Friday, May 24, 2013

Worldwide Cancer Statistics

When drafting manuscripts and preparing presentations it is often nice to display relevant cancer statistics to give the audience a perspective of the scope of the disease.  GLOBOCAN is an excellent tool that provides a variety of worldwide cancer statistics.  Estimated 2008 cancer incidence, mortality, prevalence, and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) are available for 184 countries and 27 cancer types. Although the figures are far from polished, they do provide just about any cancer statistic I could think of.  Highlights include interactive maps, sex stratified analyses, and age-adjusted rates.

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