34P - The descriptive epidemiology of lung cancer: an international comparison of incidence and mortality

Date 28 March 2014
Event ELCC 2014
Session Lunch and poster display session
Topics Cancer Aetiology, Epidemiology, Prevention
Lung and other Thoracic Tumours
Presenter zoubida Zaidi
Citation Journal of Thoracic Oncology (2014) 9 (Supplement 9): S7-S52. 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000131
Authors Z. Zaidi, A. Mahnane, S. Laouamri, M. Hamdicherif
  • Epidemiology, University hospital of Setif, Setif - Setif/DZ

Abstract

The global burden of cancer continues to increase largely because of the aging and growth of the world population alongside an increasing adoption of cancer-causing behaviors, particularly smoking, in economically developing countries. Lung cancer is the leading cancer site in males, comprising 17% of the total new cancer cases and 23% of the total cancer deaths. The link between tobacco and lung cancer was established more than sixty years ago, smoking prevalence is higher in men than women in most countries worldwide. This communication presents the latest international descriptive epidemiological data for lung cancer, including incidence and mortality in the worldwide.