Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration. JAMA Oncology 2015; 1 (4): 505-527.
Dr Krueger was a collaborator for the Global Burden of Diseases, Risk Factors and Injuries Study, providing expertise for Canada. This research was conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
One of the articles that resulted from this collaboration focused on global cancer rates. This study estimated that there were 14.9 million incident cancer cases globally in 2013, resulting in 8.2 million deaths and 196.3 million disability-adjusted life years lost.
Cancer rates have increased between 1990 and 2013 in the majority of countries.
What should we do about the economic burden of excess weight?
What do we know about community based prevention?
What is the relationship between cancer and infectious agents?
How can we prevent cancer in survivors?
Have there been improvements in the health related sustainable development goals?
Four cancer risk factors cause 47,000 cases of cancer per year in Canada.