A review of global cancer burden: Trends, challenges, strategies, and a role for surgeons

Chandrakanth Are, Shireen Rajaram, Madhuri Are, Hemanth Raj, Benjamin O. Anderson, Ramesh Chaluvarya Swamy, Manavalan Vijayakumar, Tianqiang Song, Manoj Pandey, James A. Edney, Eduardo L. Cazap

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Abstract

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. The global cancer burden (GCB) is expected to rise significantly and will disproportionately affect the less developed world (LDW). The aim of this review is to analyze the trends in GCB and describe the types, estimates, and causes of new cancer cases. The challenges and strategies associated with tackling this rising GCB are described in which surgeons can play a vital role.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-226
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume107
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2013

Keywords

  • cancer
  • disproportionate rise
  • global burden
  • less developed world

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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    Are, C., Rajaram, S., Are, M., Raj, H., Anderson, B. O., Chaluvarya Swamy, R., Vijayakumar, M., Song, T., Pandey, M., Edney, J. A., & Cazap, E. L. (2013). A review of global cancer burden: Trends, challenges, strategies, and a role for surgeons. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 107(2), 221-226. https://doi.org/10.1002/jso.23248