Unfortunately, the original publication of the article includes errors in the author list for the CONCORD Working Group members (pages 402–403). The CONCORD Working Group members for the Registro de Câncer de São Paulo (Brazil) should read MRDO Latorre, LF Tanaka; the correct affiliation for DC Stefan is Umtata University (South Africa); the correct affiliation for N Bhoo-Pathy is University of Malaya (Malaysia); the correct affiliation for O Chimedsuren is Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences – MNUMS (Mongolia); the affiliation for G Gatta and M Sant should read Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori (Italy); and for the United Kingdom, correct initials for C Stiller should read CA Stiller. Due to a miscommunication during the process of transferring this manuscript from our editorial team to Production, the CONCORD Working Group authors were not properly indexed in PubMed. This has now been corrected online. The publisher would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.