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J Surg Oncol. 2013 Feb;107(2):221-6. doi: 10.1002/jso.23248. Epub 2012 Aug 23.

A review of global cancer burden: trends, challenges, strategies, and a role for surgeons.

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Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Eppley Cancer Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA. care@unmc.edu

Abstract

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. The global cancer burden (GCB) is expected to rise significantly and will disproportionately affect the less developed world (LDW). The aim of this review is to analyze the trends in GCB and describe the types, estimates, and causes of new cancer cases. The challenges and strategies associated with tackling this rising GCB are described in which surgeons can play a vital role.

PMID:
22926725
DOI:
10.1002/jso.23248
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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