Cancer cases expected to rise by 57 percent over next 20 years, says WHO

New cancer cases worldwide are expected to increase by 57 percent by 2032, according to a report released Monday by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Announcing the findings of its World Cancer Report 2014, WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) called on governments to make much better use of vaccines and preventive public-health policies because treatment alone cannot stem the disease.
The agency warned that the rate of cancer was growing “at an alarming pace” worldwide and new strategies were needed to curb the sometimes fatal and often costly disease.

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Photo: Xu congjun/Imaginechina via AP Images

Cancer cases expected to rise by 57 percent over next 20 years, says WHO

New cancer cases worldwide are expected to increase by 57 percent by 2032, according to a report released Monday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Announcing the findings of its World Cancer Report 2014, WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) called on governments to make much better use of vaccines and preventive public-health policies because treatment alone cannot stem the disease.

The agency warned that the rate of cancer was growing “at an alarming pace” worldwide and new strategies were needed to curb the sometimes fatal and often costly disease.

Read more

Photo: Xu congjun/Imaginechina via AP Images