Thursday, June 03, 2010

Cancer information in the news

Curious about the validity of information offered at Wikipedia? Here is a blog post about recent research on cancer information housed at Wikipedia:
Wikipedia Cancer Info Passes Muster http://voices.washingtonpost.com/checkup/2010/06/wikipedia_cancer_info_passes_m.html?wprss=checkup

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the United Nations, predicts that by 2030, 13.2 million people will die each year from cancer, and 21.4 new cases will be diagnosed annually. More information on their report can be read at this Reuters article: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6504H820100601?type=domesticNews&feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews. Here is a link to the IARC report page: http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/iarcnews/2010/globocan2008.php

Here is a link to the GLOBOCAN database that shows cancer incidence and mortality worldwide in 2008: http://globocan.iarc.fr/. GLOBOCAN is part of CANCERMondial, a site that provides access to various cancer databases: http://www-dep.iarc.fr/

2 comments:

Jeanne said...

Teri--typo? Is that 24.1 MILLION new cases?

Interesting piece about Wikipedia ... I had wondered about that.

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the good info, Teresa. You rock (as always) as a librarian! :-)

 
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