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Cancer of the Pancreas

KRISTIN E. ANDERSON, THOMAS M. MACK and DEBRA T. SILVERMAN

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0038
Cancer of the Pancreas

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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.

Keywords: pancreatic cancer; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention; resistance to therapy; pathogenesis

Chapter.  42671 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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