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Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2013;14(12):7321-4.

Pancreatic cancer incidence and mortality patterns in china, 2009.

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  • 1National Office for Cancer Prevention and Control, National Cancer Center, Beijing, China E-mail : hytong69@yahoo.com.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To estimate the incidence and mortality rates for pancreatic cancer in China.

METHODS:

After checking and reviewing the cancer registry data in 2009 from 72 cancer registry centers, we divided cancer registry areas into urban and rural areas. Incidence/mortality rates, age-specific incidence/mortality rates, age- standardized incidence/mortality rates, proportions, and cumulative incidence/mortality rates for pancreatic cancer were calculated.

RESULTS:

The total number of newly diagnosed pancreatic cancer cases and deaths in 2009 were 6,220 and 5,650, respectively. The crude incidence rate in all cancer registry areas was 7.28/100,000 (males 8.24, females 6.29). The age-standardized incidence rate by Chinese standard population (ASR) was 3.35/100,000, with ranking at 7th among all cancers. Pancreatic cancer incidence rate was 8.19/100,000 in urban areas whereas it was 5.41/100 000 in rural areas. Cancer mortality rate in all cancer registry areas was 6.61/100,000 (males 7.45; females 5.75), with ranking at 6th among all cancers, and 7.42/100 000 in urban but 4.94/100000 in rural areas.

CONCLUSIONS:

Pancreatic cancer incidence and mortality rates have shown a gradual increase in China. Owing to the difficulty of early diagnosis, identification of high-risk population and modification of risk factors are important to reduce the burden of pancreatic cancer.

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