Annual cancer deaths will nearly double by 2030, study projects

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer research agency of the United Nations, concludes that by 2030, 13.2 million people per year will be killed by cancer. Furthermore, 21.4 million people will be diagnosed with the disease by 2030, according to the agency's projections. Currently, developing nations account for 63 percent of cancer deaths and 56 percent of new cancer cases come from developing nations. Press release (.pdf)