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[Editorial] GLOBOCAN 2018: counting the toll of cancer

On Sept 12, the International Agency for Research on Cancer published the GLOBOCAN 2018 estimates of worldwide incidence and mortality for 36 cancers and cancer overall. Behind the data, gathered from local registries representing 185 countries, are the stories of 18·1 million people diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and the sorrow of 9·6 million deaths.