This space provides information on the most important indicators for measuring the burden of disease attributable to cancer in a population: incidence, mortality, and survival. They are international data in which comparisons can be made between different countries or geographical areas. Logically, data from Spain are also included. The information comes from extensive databases and in some cases they give the possibility of performing online analysis.
The estimates of cancer incidence and mortality for the countries of the European Union, EU-27 (EUCAN) and for all the countries of the world (GLOBOCAN) have been carried out by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). They are primarily based on data from population cancer registries and death statistics from around the world.
The Cancer Incidence in Five Continents publication provides information on the incidence of cancer recorded in cancer registries (regional or national) around the world. It contains the information from 290 cancer registries in 68 countries on cancers diagnosed from 2003 to 2007.
Information on cancer survival (observed and relative) comes from the EUROCARE-5 project, which includes data on more than 21 million cancer cases diagnosed in the period 1999-2007 in 116 population cancer registries in 30 European countries.