About Careers MedBlog Contact us

New cases of Cancer Increase Globally but Death Rate is Declining in many Countries

by Shirley Johanna on May 31, 2015 at 9:50 PM
Font : A-A+

New cases of Cancer Increase Globally but Death Rate is Declining in many Countries

Cancer cases are rising globally but the death rates are declining in many countries, says a new research.

The research conducted by Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation analyzed 28 cancer groups in 188 countries and observed that because of prevention and treatment, progress has been made in fighting certain cancers, such as childhood leukemia and death rates for all cancers fell in 126 out of 188 countries.


The research showed that leading cause of cancer incidence for men was prostate cancer that has increased more than threefold between 1990 and 2013 and has resulted in 293,000 deaths. On the other hand, breast cancer is a major type among women and the number of new breast cancer cases has doubled during this period.

Dr. Christina Fitzmaurice, lead author of the study, mentioned that cancer remains a major threat to people's health around the world, as cancer prevention, screening, and treatment programs are costly, and it is very important for countries to know which cancers cause the highest disease burden in order to allocate scarce resources appropriately.

Fitzmaurice added that with the help of better screening and treatment people can fight against cervical cancer.

The research is published in JAMA Oncology.

Source: Medindia


Recommended Reading

Latest Cancer News

Is Adding Ribociclib to Hormone Therapy Improves Breast Cancer Outcomes
In patients with breast cancer combination therapy had increased invasive disease-free survival compared to those who were treated with the hormone therapy alone.
Antibody Treatment Proves Effective for Bile Duct Cancers
An antibody treatment helped shrink tumors in some patients with bile duct cancers.
Link Between Gut Microbiome and Precancerous Colon Polyps Identified
Comprehending the association between the gut microbiome and polyp growth sheds insights into potential screenings and treatments.
 Analyzing Paediatric Brain Tumours Provide Data for Cancer Research
The first large-scale, collaborative, open analysis of genomic data provides a cloud-based resource for researchers looking for more comprehensive data on pediatric brain tumors.
Cancer Drugs to be Tested in Orbit During American Private Astronaut Mission
The mission of Axiom Space incorporated numerous experiments focusing on human stem cell aging, inflammation, and cancer within the laboratory situated in the low Earth orbit.
View All
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close

New cases of Cancer Increase Globally but Death Rate is Declining in many Countries Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests