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  1. Estimates of the worldwide mortality from eighteen major cancers in 1985. Implications for prevention and projections of future burden.

    Article - En anglais

    This report presents worldwide estimates of annual mortality from all cancers and for 18 specific cancer sites around 1985.

    Crude and age-standardized mortality rates and numbers of deaths were computed for 24 geographical areas.

    Of the estimated 5 million deaths from cancer (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer), 56% occurred in developing countries.

    The most frequent neoplasm is lung cancer, accounting for 22% of cancer deaths in men.

    Among women breast cancer is the leading malignancy, accounting for 16% and 11% of all cancer deaths in developed and developing countries, respectively.

    In developing countries, cancer of the cervix uteri ranks first, breast cancer second.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Monde, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mortality, Epidemiology, World, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0132668

    Code Inist : 002B04B. Création : 199406.