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The global health burden of infection-associated cancers in the year 2002

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Cancer, January 2006
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4 blogs
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20 tweeters
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9 Wikipedia pages

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Title
The global health burden of infection-associated cancers in the year 2002
Published in
International Journal of Cancer, January 2006
DOI 10.1002/ijc.21731
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Authors

Donald Maxwell Parkin

Abstract

Several infectious agents are considered to be causes of cancer in humans. The fraction of the different types of cancer, and of all cancers worldwide and in different regions, has been estimated using several methods; primarily by reviewing the evidence for the strength of the association (relative risk) and the prevalence of infection in different world areas. The estimated total of infection-attributable cancer in the year 2002 is 1.9 million cases, or 17.8% of the global cancer burden. The principal agents are the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (5.5% of all cancer), the human papilloma viruses (5.2%), the hepatitis B and C viruses (4.9%), Epstein-Barr virus (1%), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) together with the human herpes virus 8 (0.9%). Relatively less important causes of cancer are the schistosomes (0.1%), human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I (0.03%) and the liver flukes (0.02%). There would be 26.3% fewer cancers in developing countries (1.5 million cases per year) and 7.7% in developed countries (390,000 cases) if these infectious diseases were prevented. The attributable fraction at the specific sites varies from 100% of cervix cancers attributable to the papilloma viruses to a tiny proportion (0.4%) of liver cancers (worldwide) caused by liver flukes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 8 <1%
United Kingdom 7 <1%
Spain 5 <1%
South Africa 3 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Mexico 2 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Other 11 1%
Unknown 978 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 203 20%
Student > Master 171 17%
Researcher 147 14%
Student > Bachelor 145 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 81 8%
Other 194 19%
Unknown 81 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 339 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 231 23%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 139 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 47 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 21 2%
Other 120 12%
Unknown 125 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 92. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 March 2020.
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#2
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