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World Cancer Day 2012: ’Together it is possible’

On the occasion of World Cancer Day, 4 February 2012, ICN calls attention to our work in this area. 

  • Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 7.6 million deaths (around 13% of all deaths) in 2008 (Globocan 2008, IARC 2010)
  • Lung, stomach, liver, colon and breast cancer cause the most cancer deaths each year.
  • The most frequent types of cancer differ between men and women.
  • About 30% of cancer deaths are due to the five leading behavioral and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, alcohol use.
    (WHO 2011 Fact Sheet)
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