LSHTM logoLondon School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

down arrow
down arrow

EPM307 Global epidemiology of non-communicable diseases

GN09 Cancer epidemiology

Section 1: Aims and Objectives


To learn how data about cancer is collected and used, to interpret secular and geographic variations in cancer burden, to understand the most common risk factors associated with cancer globally, and to appreciate how this disease can be prevented and controlled


A note about terminology of HIC (High Income Countries) and LMIC (Low and Middle Income Countries): these terms are used interchangeably here with developed and developing countries even though technically these terms may cover different individual countries. It should be understood that there is variability, within these over-arching terms, in the provision of and access to healthcare, but they give a useful means of classifying areas of the world.

This session was developed as a collaboration between the LSHTM and the International Agency for Research on Cancer.