Localización: Fundación Ramón Areces, Madrid.
Contacto Coordinator: María Vallet Regí Universidad Complutense. CIBER-BBN. Red Agening. Madrid. Spain.
Aging is associated with many diseases and disabilities, and cancer is one of them being the main cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. According to the World Report on Cancer (IARC), in 2012 there were 14.1 million new cases of cancer around the world, causing 8.2 million deaths. Worse still, the forecasts point to a significant increase in the number of cases per year, up to more than 20 million new patients in 2020, mainly due to the ageing of the world population.
The most common types of cancer differ between men and women, being more frequent in lung, prostate, colon and rectum, stomach and liver in males and breast, colon and rectum, lung, cervix and stomach in females. But in all cases there is an increase with aging in the probability of becoming ill from cancer. Aging and the increase of cancer cases run in parallel and dramatic increase.