The latest cancer statistics worldwide based on GLOBOCAN 2008 are presented in the links below. The aim is to show how cancer varies around the worldwide in terms of numbers, rates and types of cancer.
There were an estimated 12.7 million cancer cases around the world in 2008. The number is expected to rise to 21 million by 2030.
There were 255 new cases of cancer diagnosed per 100,000 in more developed countries compared with 149 per 100,00 in less developed countries.
The top 50 countries for with the highest cancer rate for all cancers excluding non-melanoma skin cancer.
The top 20 countries with the highest cancer rates for the nine most common cancers worldwide.
Special feature on kidney cancer.