Asia Cancer Trends Study - Colorectal Cancer

In 2012, colorectal cancer (CRC) was the fourth most common cancer in the world, after lung, prostate and breast cancer, with over 1.3 million new cases diagnosed. Of these, approximately 45% were diagnosed in Asia, accounting for just over 600 000 new cases. In Asia, over 331 000 people died of CRC in 2012.