Study predicts global cancer cases will exceed 19 million by 2025Listen /
Research from more than 180 countries reveals that cancer is on the rise globally, with striking patterns in women.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) estimates more than 14 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed worldwide last year, while 8.2 million people died from the disease.
More than half of these new cases and deaths occurred in less developed regions of the world, and these proportions are expected to increase within the next 12 years.
Dr David Forman heads the IARC's Cancer Information Section.