UMdL provides the link to the last IARC Press Realease N°225 (in pdf format), available from the 26th of May 2014.
The document promotes the new guidelines for increasing the adherence to high quality data for cancer registries also in low- and middle-income setting. The title of this IARC Technical Pubblication is: “Planning and developing population-based cancer registration in low- and middle-income settings”. Reported below some words from the Introduction:
Chapter I – Introduction
Changing fertility rates, increasing longevity, and changing lifestyles have led to an increasing burden from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide: of the estimated 55 million deaths occurring globally in 2011, almost two thirds were deaths from NCDs (WHO, 2011). The morbidity and mortality from NCDs are set to further increase over the next few decades, and for cancer, more than 20 million new cases are anticipated
worldwide in 2025, with four fifths of the burden falling on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) (Bray,2014). According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates in 2011, cancer is now the leading cause of death worldwide (Fig. 1.1)…