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Leading Causes of Cancer Mortality — Caribbean Region, 2003–2013

Hilda Razzaghi, Ph.D, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NAACCR Committee Member)     Cancer is a leading cause of mortality in the Caribbean region and globally; in 2012, an estimated 65% of all cancer deaths occurred in the less developed regions of the world. A recent study examined cancer-specific mortality in 21 English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean countries, the United States, and two U.S. territories (Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands [USVI]) to better estimate the burden of cancer in the region.  The study used the most recent 5 years of mortality data available from
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