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Title: Pancreatic cancer: gradual rise, increasing relevance
Authors: Sitas F; Neale RE; Weber MF; Luo Q
Categories: Cancer Control, Survivorship, and Outcomes Research - Education and Communication Research
Year: 2015
Journal Title: Medical Journal of Australia
Volume: 202
Issue: 8
Page number start: 401
Page number end: 402
Abstract: Pancreatic cancer is likely to become one of the leading causes of cancer death in Australia Pancreatic cancer is the 10th most frequently occurring cancer but the fifth most common cause of cancer death in Australia, as is also seen in other developed regions of the world. A gradual increase in incidence has been observed since the 1980s in almost all age groups in both sexes in Australia (Box 1). Increases have been attributed only to trends in smoking, which is considered causal, with local published data suggesting a lag of about 30 years between smoking trends and incidence. However, overweight and obesity may also have contributed, in part, to incidence trends.
Division: Cancer Research Division
DOI: 10.5694/mja15.00137
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