What emerges from looking at the mortality rates of different cancers is the uneven distribution. For example, liver cancer is a blight on the people of Mongolia, a consequence of high rates of hepatitis C and B combined with alcohol, but barely registers in other countries.
The other visualisations in this series, which is based on data from Globocan, take a closer look at each region. As well as variation from region-to-region and country-to-country there can also be considerable variation within each nation.
Connie Wierman, vice president of oncology operations at INC Research, covers incidence variability within countries and its impact on patient recruitment in a session at OncologyTrialsOutsourcing, a free virtual conference hosted by Outsourcing-Pharma.
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