The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, has warned that cancer treatments can’t beat a “tidal wave” of cancer deaths, and that obesity, smoking and drinking alcohol are three of the leading avoidable causes in industrialized nations. The following is their press release:
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Global battle against cancer won’t be won with treatment alone
Effective prevention measures urgently needed to prevent cancer crisis
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, is today launching World Cancer Report 2014, a collaboration of over 250 leading scientists from more than 40 countries, describing multiple aspects of cancer research and control.
Based on the latest statistics on trends in cancer incidence and mortality worldwide, this new book reveals how the cancer burden is growing at an alarming pace and emphasizes the need for urgent implementation of efficient prevention strategies to curb the disease.