WHO/IARC Press Conference
Date: 12 September 2018
14:00 - 14:45
Location: Room III
Subject: Launch of the latest global cancer data
Launch of the latest global cancer data
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) today launches its latest estimates on the global burden of cancer. Available on IARC’s online database, Globocan 2018 is based on data from cancer registries in 185 countries and provides estimates of incidence and mortality for 36 cancers.
The data highlights the great diversity of cancer and variations in the magnitude and profile of the disease between and within world regions.
Dr. Christopher Wild, Director of IARC
Dr. Freddie Bray, Head of Section of Cancer Surveillance, IARC
Dr. Jacques Ferlay, Scientifique section Surveillance du cancer, CIRC
Dr, Etienne Krug, Director, Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, WHO