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The Global Cancer Facts & Figures 4th Edition report is an educational companion for “Global cancer statistics 2018: 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.
Cancers associated with infection are almost 3 times more common in lower- and medium-HDI countries, compared with high-HDI countries. Stomach cancer is the most common infection-related cancer worldwide, followed by liver and cervical infections.
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.
Suggested citation: Global Cancer Facts & Figures, 4th edition. Atlanta: American Cancer Society, Inc. 2022.
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HDI is a measure of development that considers the standard of living (gross national income per person) as well as life expectancy at birth and average years of schooling for adults.