Cancer country profiles 2014

In order to combat the global epidemic of cancer and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), it is imperative to create a baseline for monitoring trends and to assess the progress of countries in addressing the epidemic.

The aim of the WHO Global Cancer Country Profiles is to synthesize, in one reference document, the global status of cancer prevention and control. Each Profile includes data on cancer mortality and incidence; risk factors; availability of cancer country plans; monitoring and surveillance; primary prevention policies; screening; treatment and palliative care. The data presented in the Profiles are derived from several sources. For details on these please see the explanatory notes.

The Profiles can be accessed as PDF documents below, and can also be downloaded as applications for Android and iOS devices.

Explanatory notes