[Editorial] Curbing the climb in cancer incidence

April, 04, 2024 | Select Oncology Journal Articles

The Lancet’s Breast Cancer Commission, published on April 15, 2024, predicts that by 2040, the global incidence of new cases of breast cancer will be more than 3 million per year, with the greatest rise in low-income and middle-income countries. Similarly, The Lancet’s Commission on prostate cancer, published on April 4, 2024, forecasts the number of new cases of prostate cancer to increase annually worldwide from 1·4 million in 2020, to 2·9 million by 2040, and the number of deaths worldwide is predicted to rise from 375 000 in 2020, to almost 700 000 by 2040.

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