Burden of Cancers in Iran from 1990 to 2010: findings from the Global Burden of Disease study 2010.
Sahar Saeedi Moghaddam
Hamid Reza Tohidinik
Hamid Reza Jamshidi
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Cancer is one of the most common non-communicable diseases in both sexes and a major cause of disability and death around the world, as well as in Iran. The aim of the present manuscript is to report the results of the Global Burden of Disease study 2010 (the GBD 2010) to compare the results with the other similar findings. The paper also discusses the existing deficiencies of the GBD study. Our aim was to describe and criticize the attributed burden of cancers according to the GBD results by sex and age.