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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention$
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David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001

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Cancer of the Pancreas

Chapter:
(p.721) 38 Cancer of the Pancreas
Source:
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Author(s):

KRISTIN E. ANDERSON

THOMAS M. MACK

DEBRA T. SILVERMAN

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0038

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

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