Cancer of the Pancreas

Kristin E. Anderson, Thomas M. Mack, Debra T. Silverman

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Cancer of the pancreas remains a serious medical and public health problem because of difficulties in early diagnosis, aggressive behavior, resistance to therapy, and limited opportunities for prevention. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of pancreatic cancer. Topics covered include classification, diagnosis, incidence, mortality, survival, time trends in the United States, risk factors, host factors, molecular pathogenesis, and prevention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCancer Epidemiology and Prevention
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199865062
ISBN (Print)0195149610, 9780195149616
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Cancer prevention
  • Cancer risk
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pathogenesis
  • Resistance to therapy


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