[Correspondence] Cancer trends and burden in India – Authors’ response

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Regarding the differences between Global Burden of Disease (GBD) and GLOBOCAN estimates raised by Chandramohan K and Boben Thomas, GBD uses all available relevant sources of data for cancer incidence estimates, including population-based cancer registries and mortality data from India’s nationwide Sample Registration System and the Medically Certified Cause of Death data, whereas GLOBOCAN incidence estimates rely only on data from population-based cancer registries, which cover less than 10% of India’s population.

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