December 13, 2013
Women, minorities, and migrants in the United States face a growing risk from cancers of the lung, breast and thyroid, the World Health Organization predicted Thursday and that illness and deaths from cancer will increase by more than 25 percent over the next decade.
The projections are among new data released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the Lyon, France-based cancer research arm of the WHO.
The research agency also projected that cancer will surge around the world by 2025, with 19.3 million new cases diagnosed annually by the, compared to the 2012 number of 14.1 million. By 2025, the number of people expected to die annually from cancer is expected to increase to 11.4 million from the 2012 figure of 8.2 million.