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Pancreatic cancer deaths predicted to increase for both sexes

Patient receiving chemotherapy

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Deaths from cancer overall are decreasing across Europe

Deaths from pancreatic cancer in men and women are predicted to increase across Europe this year, according to a study published online in Annals of Oncology (24 April 2014). However, overall death rates from cancer are expected to decrease.

The study provides estimates of deaths from cancer based on extrapolations of data from 2009. In women, the rates of lung cancer are expected to increase by 8 per cent while for men they are expected to decrease by the same amount. Despite the reduction, more men in total are predicted to die from cancer in Europe this year; 742,500, compared with 581,100 women. The study states that the trends in cancer deaths are “favourable”.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2014.11137767

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