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World Health Organization (WHO)

Subject Keywords: Cancer incidence, Mortality, Prevalence
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Chronic Conditions
Catalogue: Data
Secondary Data Sources - Other
Type: Data
Region: International (other)

The GLOBOCAN project aims to provide contemporary estimates of the incidence of, mortality and prevalence from major type of cancers, at national level, for 184 countries of the world. The GLOBOCAN estimates are presented for 2012, separately for each sex. 1-, 3- and 5-year prevalence data are available for the adult population only (ages 15 and over). Please note that:

  1. These estimates are based on the most recent data available at IARC and on information publically available on the Internet, but more recent figures may be available directly from local sources.
  2. Because the sources of data are continuously improving in quality and extent, estimates may not be truly comparable overtime and care should be taken when comparing these estimates with those published earlier. The observed differences may be the result of a change in the methodology and should not be interpreted as a time trend effect.



Rights: © WHO
Suggested citation:

World Health Organization (WHO). (2013) GLOBOCAN 2012 [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 21st September 2019].


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