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Cancer incidence and mortality among young adults aged 20–39 years worldwide in 2012: a population-based study

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The Lancet Oncology

Published: 27 October 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(17)30677-0

Miranda M Fidler, Sumit Gupta, MD, Isabelle Soerjomataram, PhD, Jacques Ferlay, MSc, Eva Steliarova-Foucher, PhD, Freddie Bray, PhD

Background: To date, the burden of cancer among young adults has rarely been studied in depth. Our aim was to describe the scale and profile of cancer incidence and mortality worldwide among 20–39 year-olds, highlighting major patterns by age, sex, development level, and geographical region.
 

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