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[Editorial] Keeping watch on women's cancers

09 May 2015

Cancer is a perennial public health issue. With refined estimates of the global burden of disease (GBD), the picture of cancer has become clearer and has begun to yield crucial new details about where the challenges lie. According to the 2013 GBD study, the cancers that contribute to the most deaths are: lung (1·64 million), stomach (840 000), liver (820 000), colorectal (770 000), and breast (470 000). But other areas of concern emerge when aggregating across types of cancer, such as cancers that specifically affect women.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet