Chapter 57. Epidemiology of Pancreatic Cancer

  1. Hans G. Beger MD, FACS(Hon) Founding Editor Emeritus Professor of Surgery1,
  2. Andrew L. Warshaw MD Surgeon-in-Chief Chairman2,3,
  3. Markus W. Büchler MD Chairman Head Professor of Surgery4,
  4. Richard A. Kozarek MD Director5,
  5. Markus M. Lerch MD, FRCP Professor Chair6,
  6. John P. Neoptolemos MA, MB, BChir, MD, FRCS, FMedSci Head Professor of Surgery7,8,9,
  7. Keiko Shiratori MD Chair Professor10,
  8. David C. Whitcomb MD, PhD Professor of Medicine Chief11 and
  9. Bettina M. Rau MD Coordinating Editor Associate Professor of Surgery12
  1. Nicholas Alexakis,
  2. Paula Ghaneh MD Senior Lecturer in Surgery8 and
  3. John P. Neoptolemos MA, MB, BChir, MD, FRCS, FMedSci Head Professor of Surgery7,8,9

Published Online: 4 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch57

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

How to Cite

Alexakis, N., Ghaneh, P. and Neoptolemos, J. P. (2008) Epidemiology of Pancreatic Cancer, in The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition (eds H. G. Beger, A. L. Warshaw, M. W. Büchler, R. A. Kozarek, M. M. Lerch, J. P. Neoptolemos, K. Shiratori, D. C. Whitcomb and B. M. Rau), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch57

Editor Information

  1. 1

    c/o Universitätsklinikum Ulm, University of Ulm, Germany

  2. 2

    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 3

    W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  4. 4

    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  5. 5

    Digestive Disease Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

  6. 6

    Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany

  7. 7

    The Owen and Ellen Evans Chair of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  8. 8

    Division of Surgery and Oncology, University of Liverpool, UK

  9. 9

    School of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  10. 10

    Department of Gastroenterology, Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

  11. 11

    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  12. 12

    Department of General, Thoracic, Vascular and Transplantation Surgery, University of Rostock, Germany

Author Information

  1. 7

    The Owen and Ellen Evans Chair of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  2. 8

    Division of Surgery and Oncology, University of Liverpool, UK

  3. 9

    School of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146647

Online ISBN: 9781444300123

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Keywords:

  • pancreatic cancer epidemiology;
  • familial atypical mole and multiple melanoma (FAMMM);
  • Peutz–Jeghers syndrome;
  • familial adenomatous polyposis;
  • hereditary pancreatitis - autosomal dominant condition;
  • primary sclerosing cholangitis and pancreatic cancer;
  • occupation and chemical exposure

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Age

  • Gender

  • Demography and race

  • Religion

  • Socioeconomic factors

  • Genetic risk factors

  • Chronic pancreatitis

  • Diabetes mellitus

  • Previous gastric surgery

  • Gallstones and previous cholecystectomy

  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis

  • Obesity

  • Dietary and nutritional factors

  • Tobacco smoking and use

  • Occupation and chemical exposure

  • Helicobacter pylori seropositivity

  • Aspirin and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs

  • Conclusion

  • References