The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is renowned for its dissemination of cancer statistics worldwide. This is a core task of IARC’s Section of Cancer Surveillance (CSU) and centres around the systematic and ongoing collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of such statistical information on the global burden of the disease for cancer control action.
The Global Cancer Observatory (GCO) is a web-based platform by which to disseminate and visualize global cancer data in an efficient and systemized fashion.
The Cancer and Obesity website is part of the GCO and aims to provide estimates of the proportions and numbers of cancer cases attributable to excess body weight in 2012. The database also includes estimates of the potentially preventable cancer burden linked to excess body weight. This information can be accessed by cancer type, country, and sex.
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Any use of the data published on this website should cite their source as follows:
Arnold M, Lam F, Ervik M, Soerjomataram I (2015). Cancer and Obesity: Global burden of cancer attributable to excess weight. Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer. Available from: http://gco.iarc.fr/obesity, accessed [day/month/year].
World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) International is the world’s leading authority on cancer prevention related to diet, weight, and physical activity.
A not-for-profit organization, WCRF International leads and unifies a network of cancer charities based in Europe, the Americas, and Asia, giving the organization a global voice to inform people about cancer prevention.
WCRF champions the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and improved survival through diet, weight, and physical activity, to help people make informed choices to reduce their cancer risk.
WCRF International’s Continuous Update Project is the world’s largest ongoing programme to analyse global research on the effects of diet, nutrition, physical activity, and weight on cancer risk and survival. The project serves as an authoritative scientific resource for experts worldwide, underpinning current guidelines and policies for cancer prevention.
Working at the highest levels of research and policy, WCRF International is a trusted advisor to governments and other official bodies around the world.