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Global Cancer Facts & Figures

The Global Cancer Facts & Figures 5th Editionreport is an educational companion for “Global cancer statistics 2022: GLOBOCAN estimates of incidence and mortality worldwide for 36 cancers in 185 countries,” a scientific paper published in the American Cancer Society flagship journal, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

In 2022, approximately 20 million cancer cases were newly diagnosed and 9.7 million people died from the disease worldwide. By 2050, the number of cancer cases is predicted to increase to 35 million based solely on projected population growth.

This Facts & Figures report provides an overview of the international cancer burden for selected cancers, including the estimated numbers of new cases and deaths by level of development. 

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Suggested citation: Global Cancer Facts & Figures, 5th edition. Atlanta: American Cancer Society, Inc. 2024. 

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