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Deaths from pancreatic cancer in Europe continue to increase while rates for other cancers fall

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 24 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2914
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Deaths from pancreatic cancer are predicted to increase in men and women while rates for all other cancers, except lung cancer in women, continue to decrease, says an analysis of current trends across European countries published this week.1

Researchers reviewed population and death certification data for all cancers and reviewed data individually for cancers of the stomach, intestine, pancreas, lung, prostate, breast, and uterus (including cervix), and types of leukaemia. They analysed figures for all 27 countries of the European Union from …

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