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Epidemiology of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

Authors: Robert C Kurtz, Priya K Simoes, Sara H Olson

Abstract

Epidemiology As more and better epidemiologic studies are performed that identify individuals at increased risk for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, it is hoped that biomarkers for this disease will be found that will ultimately lead to earlier diagnosis of asymptomatic individuals, with the ultimate goal of improving overall survival. In this chapter, risk for pancreatic adenocarcinoma is defined based on a review of current epidemiologic studies.

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