Epidemiology of Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancers

  • Saman WarnakulasuriyaEmail author
  • John S. Greenspan
Part of the Textbooks in Contemporary Dentistry book series (TECD)


With an estimated 500,000 new cases each year worldwide and rising trends reported in many countries, particularly among the young, focused public health measures are needed to reduce the incidence of and mortality from oral and oropharyngeal cancer. There is considerable variation in the global incidence patterns, reflecting population lifestyles in each country. The aim of this chapter collating global epidemiological evidence is to stimulate research and policy development and to highlight appropriate strategies to reduce the oral cancer burden worldwide.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial SciencesKing’s College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Orofacial Sciences, Schools of Dentistry and MedicineUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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