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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|
|Journal Title:||Medical Journal of Australia|
|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|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Articles|
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