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Cancer of the Pancreas

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

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0038
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

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 ... More


Cancer of the Pancreas

Samuel O. Antwi, Rick J. Jansen, and Gloria M. Petersen

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0032
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Pancreatic cancer (PC) is an uncommon but often rapidly lethal malignancy. Worldwide, PC is the twelfth most commonly diagnosed cancer and the seventh most common for cancer deaths. Globally, the ... More


Tobacco and pancreatic cancer

Patrick Maisonneuve

in Tobacco: Science, policy and public health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566655
eISBN:
9780191594410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews studies on the link between smoking and pancreatic cancer. Tobacco smoking is associated with a two-fold increased risk of pancreatic cancer and is responsible for approximately ... More


Pancreatic Cancer

Vassiliki Benetou, Anders Ekbom, and Lorelei Mucci

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190676827
eISBN:
9780190676858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676827.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

In 2012, more than 337,000 pancreatic cancer cases were diagnosed globally, ranking twelfth in cancer incidence. Pancreatic cancer has one of the highest fatality rates of any cancer, and as such ... More


Liver and pancreatic tumours

Patrick Maisonneuve

in Alcohol: Science, Policy and Public Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199655786
eISBN:
9780191757082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.003.0027
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the link between alcohol consumption and liver and pancreatic cancer. Alcohol is known to promote inflammation of both the liver and the pancreas, leading to liver cirrhosis ... More


Cancer Survival Is (Mostly) Improving

Michael D. Stein and Sandro Galea

in Pained: Uncomfortable Conversations about the Public's Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197510384
eISBN:
9780197510414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510384.003.0070
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses how the 5-year survival rates for the most common cancers in the United States improved by nearly 20% since the 1970s. While promising overall, low survival rates persist for ... More


“A Hell of A Life”

Marva Griffin Carter

in Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195108910
eISBN:
9780199865796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the life of Will Cook during his latter years. It narrates that Will died on July 24, 1944 at the age of 75, after battling against several diseases such as tuberculosis, ... More


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