International Agency for Research on Cancer
Selected Media Campaigns and Press Releases
Global Cancer Rates Could Increase 50% by 2020

World Cancer Report shows that action on smoking, diet, infections can prevent one third of cancers, another third can be cured

Cancer rates could further increase by 50% to 15 million new cases in the year 2020, according to the World Cancer Report, the most comprehensive global examination of the disease to date. However, the report also provides clear evidence that healthy lifestyles and public health action by governments and health practitioners could stem this trend, and prevent as many as one third of cancers worldwide.

Partners: International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organization

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