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Global cancer cases to reach 29 million by 2040

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The global cancer burden is expected to spiral from just over 18 million last year to 29 million by 2040, according to the latest edition of The Cancer Atlas, launched on Wednesday by a UN-backed agency that researches the disease.

The atlas is an illustrated guide to the diversity of cancer which is a leading cause of premature death in every country in the world. It highlights global variations in the prevalence of key risk factors for cancer, as well as geographical variance in cancer occurrence, and how countries are taking action… (UN, October 16, 2019)

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