Article Abstract

Updated statistics of lung and bronchus cancer in United States (2018)

Authors: Gabrielle Boloker, Cong Wang, Jianrong Zhang

Abstract

Lung and bronchus cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide, with 1.2 million global deaths a year (1). The disease is not just a threat to human’s health, but also a reflection of socioeconomic disparities, such as sex, race, and geographical area. Therefore, surveillance and estimate of its epidemiological data is crucial for disease control and social development.