The Lancet Oncology
Published: 27 October 2017
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.