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Cancer Will Kill 13.2 Million a Year by 2030

Cancer will kill more than 13.2 million people a year by 2030, almost double the number who died from the disease in 2008.  Only 7.6 million people died of cancer in 2008.

Around 56 percent of new cancer cases worldwide in 2008 were in developing countries and these regions also accounted for 63 percent of all cancer deaths.

According to Reuters:

“The projection for annual death rates of 13.2 million and annual diagnosis of 21.4 million were based on assumptions that underlying rates of cancer would remain the same over the next two decades”.

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