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The World in Medicine
January 21, 2009

Cancer No. 1 Killer by 2010

JAMA. 2009;301(3):263. doi:10.1001/jama.2008.958

Cancer will overtake heart disease as the world's leading cause of death by 2010 and will disproportionately affect low- and middle-income countries, according to the latest edition of the World Cancer Report, released last month by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) (http://www.who.int/bookorders/anglais/detart1.jsp?sesslan=1&codlan=1&codcol=76&codcch=26).

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