Global Cancer Facts & Figures

According to estimates from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), in 2012 there were 14.1 million new cancer cases and 8.2 million cancer deaths worldwide. By 2030, the global burden is expected to grow to 21.7 million new cancer cases and 13 million cancer deaths simply due to the growth and aging of the population. The future burden will probably be even larger because of the adoption of western lifestyles, such as smoking, poor diet, physical inactivity, and fewer childbirths, in economically developing countries.

The American Cancer Society’s Global Cancer Facts & Figures provides an overview of the international cancer burden, including the estimated numbers of new cancer cases and deaths worldwide and by level of economic development, as well as detailed information on select cancer sites.

The current and previous editions of American Cancer Society’s Global Cancer Facts & Figures titles have been assembled here in an electronic format (PDF) to make it easy for you to use them.
Please note that any reproduction or re-use should credit the appropriate American Cancer Society Global Cancer Facts & Figures publication and include a statement of copyright.

Global Cancer Facts & Figures publications are available for free download as full-text PDF files.

Global Cancer Facts & Figures 3rd Edition is accompanied by “Global Cancer Statistics, 2012,” a scientific paper published in the American Cancer Society journal, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.