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Thorac Cancer. 2019 Jan;10(1):3-7. doi: 10.1111/1759-7714.12916. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Epidemiology of lung cancer in China.

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Office of Cancer Screening, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.


The incidence and mortality rates of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death in China, have significantly increased in recent years, and present geographic and gender differences as a result of diversity in lifestyles and socioeconomic development. A series of attribute risk analyses have shown that factors such as smoking, air pollution, and occupational factors are all related to lung cancer. Behavioral intervention, such as smoking cessation and screening, could effectively reduce lung cancer incidence and mortality.


China; epidemiology; lung cancer; prevention; risk factor

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