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Female breast cancer is the second most common cancer worldwide in terms of new cases and the leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the Global Cancer Observatory [1]. In women, the number of worldwide cases is predicted to rise from ~2.1 million in 2018 to ~ 3.1 million in 2040, an increase of ~46% [2]. In honor of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium [3], which convenes from December 4-8, 2018, Citeline's oncology team analyzed breast cancer trends from 2008 to 2017 using Trialtrove®.



[1] Bray F, Ferlay J, Soerjomataram I, Siegel RL, Torre LA, Jemal A (2018). Global cancer statistics 2018: GLOBOCAN estimates of incidence and mortality worldwide for 36 cancers in 185 countries. CA Cancer J Clin, 68(6), 394-424. Available from: [Accessed 29 November 2018].

[2] Ferlay J, Ervik M, Lam F, Colombet M, Mery L, Piñeros M, Znaor A, Soerjomataram I, Bray F (2018). Global Cancer Observatory: Cancer Tomorrow. Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer. Available from: [Accessed 29 November 2018].

[3] San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (2018). Available from: [Accessed 29 November 2018].

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