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Many maps throughout the Atlas were created using data from GLOBOCAN, a database of estimated cancer statistics created and maintained by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. A full description of the methods for creating these estimates can be found on the GLOBOCAN website (http://globocan.iarc.fr/ Pages/DataSource_and_methods.aspx).

Risk Factors for Cancer

Population: United Nations, Department of EconomicĀ and Social Affairs. UN World Population Prospects, 2012 revision. Available from: http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/Excel-Data/ population.htm, accessed April 1, 2014.

Smoking prevalence, youths (10-14 years) and adults(15 years and older): Data provided by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, 2014.

Prevalence of overweight and obese: World Health Organization. Global Health Observatory Data Repository, Overweight (Body Mass Index > 25) Data by Country, 2008 [online database]. Available from: http://apps.who.int/ghodata/, accessed November 9, 2012.

Hepatitis B immunization coverage of one-year-olds: World Health Organization. Global Health Observatory Data Repository, Hepatitis B (HepB3) Immunization Coverage of 1-year-olds, Data by Country, 1985-2012 [online database]. Available from: http://apps.who.int/ghodata/, accessed August 15, 2014.

Risk of getting cancer: Ferlay J, Soerjomataram I, Ervik M, et al. GLOBOCAN 2012 v1.0, Cancer Incidence and Mortality Worldwide: IARC CancerBase No. 11 [Internet]. Available from: http://globocan.iarc.fr, accessed December 12, 2013.

Statistics on Cancer

Ferlay J, Soerjomataram I, Ervik M, et al. GLOBOCAN 2012 v1.0, Cancer Incidence and Mortality Worldwide: IARC CancerBase No. 11 [Internet]. Available from: http://globocan .iarc.fr, accessed December 12, 2013.

History of Cancer

Mackay J, Jemal A, Lee NC, Parkin DM. The Cancer Atlas. First Ed. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2006.

Aberle DR, Adams AM, Berg CD, et al. Reduced lung-cancer mortality with low-dose computed tomographic screening. N Engl J Med. 2011;365:395-409.

US Food and Drug Administration. FDA Licenses New Vaccine for Prevention of Cervical Cancer and Other Diseases in Females Caused by Human Papillomavirus: Rapid Approval Marks Major Advancement in Public Health. Available from: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/ PressAnnouncements/2006/ucm108666.htm, accessed August 19, 2014.

Photos:

American Cancer Society courtesy of the American Cancer Society.

E. Cuyler Hammond and Daniel Horn courtesy of the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Min Chiu Li courtesty of the National Cancer Institute.

Mammography image courtesy of the American Cancer Society.

Glossary

Ferlay J, Bray F, Steliarova-Foucher E, Forman D. Cancer Incidence in Five Continents, CI5plus: IARC CancerBase [Internet]. Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer; 2014. Available from: http://ci5.iarc.fr, accessed May 23, 2014.

Ferlay J, Soerjomataram I, Ervik M, et al. GLOBOCAN 2012 v1.0, Cancer Incidence and Mortality Worldwide: IARC CancerBase No. 11 [Internet]. Available from: http://globocan .iarc.fr, accessed December 12, 2013.

Mackay J, Jemal A, Lee NC, Parkin DM. The Cancer Atlas. First Ed. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2006.

National Cancer Institute (US). NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms. Available from: http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary, accessed July 1, 2014.