The cancer statistics provided here come from GLOBOCAN, a project of the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The figures are estimates (for 2008) based on available data, as in many parts of the world there is no comprehensive recordkeeping of cancer diagnoses and deaths. Read here how the estimates were derived.
Ferlay J, Shin HR, Bray F, Forman D, Mathers C and Parkin DM. GLOBOCAN 2008 v2.0, Cancer Incidence and Mortality Worldwide: IARC CancerBase No. 10 [Internet]. Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer; 2010. Available from: http://globocan.iarc.fr, accessed on Oct. 1, 2012.Country Data