Data on colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and deaths were extracted from the GLOBOCAN database for 2020, and projections were made for 2040. Some of the key findings:
- In 2020, there were 1.9 million new cases of CRC and 930,000 deaths.
- By 2040, the burden is expected to increase to 3.2 million new cases and 1.6 million deaths.
- There are 10-fold variations in incidence among 185 countries.
- The highest incidence rates are in Europe and Australia/New Zealand, followed by Eastern Asia and North America.
- At a national level, the incidence rate in males was highest in Hungary at 62 per 100,000 and lowest in Mozambique at 3.6 per 100,000.
- For countries with a very high United Nations Human Development Index (HDI), the incidence rate in 2020 was 4 times higher than the rate in countries with a low HDI.
Morgan E, Arnold M, Gini A, et al. Global burden of colorectal cancer in 2020 and 2040: incidence and mortality estimates from GLOBOCAN. Gut
2022 Sep 8. (Epub ahead of print) (https://doi.org/10.1136/gutjnl-2022-327736