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GLOBOCAN 1: Cancer Incidence and Mortality Worldwide.
  1. G A Meijer

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    By J Ferlay, D M Parkin, P Pisani. ($90.00.) International Agency for Research on Cancer, 1998.

    Many of us are familiar with the situation where one needs some epidemiological data on a certain cancer rapidly to finish an introduction for a report or presentation. One ends up copying tables from large complicated epidemiological handbooks and wishing that there were a more sophisticated approach. This is exactly where a program like GLOBOCAN comes in handy.

    According to the IARC, “GLOBOCAN is a Windows based software which provides access to a worldwide database of cancer incidence and mortality rates. It has basic graphical capabilities and provides facilities to manipulate these data.” It is meant for “anyone interested in cancer epidemiology and cancer control.” “The information stored is a unique resource, comprising rates of cancer worldwide estimated using methodologies developed in …

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