Worldwide burden of colorectal cancer: a review

The aim of this paper is to provide a review of incidence, mortality and survival rates for colorectal cancer as well as their geographic variations and temporal trends

Pasqualino Favoriti; Gabriele Carbone; Marco Greco; Felice Pirozzi; Raffaele Emmanuele Maria Pirozzi; Francesco Corcione

2016

Scholarcy highlights

  • Colorectal cancer is a major public health problem, being the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the fourth cause of cancer death worldwide
  • A large proportion of the disparities may be attributed to socioeconomic status
  • Colorectal cancer continues to be a disease of the developed world, incidence rates have been rising in developing countries
  • Statistics on colorectal cancer occurrence are essential to develop targeted strategies that could alleviate the burden of the disease
  • The aim of this paper is to provide a review of incidence, mortality and survival rates for colorectal cancer as well as their geographic variations and temporal trends

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