Epidemiologic and etiologic factors of pancreatic cancer.

  title={Epidemiologic and etiologic factors of pancreatic cancer.},
  author={Albert B. Lowenfels and Patrick Maisonneuve},
  journal={Hematology/oncology clinics of North America},
  volume={16 1},
Ranking fourth as a cause of death from cancer for men and women in the United States, pancreatic cancer represents a significant challenge for physicians and surgeons. In addition to the elderly, high-risk groups include blacks, men, smokers, and patients with certain preexisting diseases such as pancreatitis and long-standing diabetes. Various inherited genetic disorders cause approximately 5% to 10% of the total cases of pancreatic cancer. Smoking doubles the risk of pancreatic cancer… CONTINUE READING
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