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Pancreatic cancer cases rise among younger women, especially those aged 15 to 34 years

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Pancreatic cancer incidence increased among both men and women from 2000 to 2018, but researchers reported a greater relative increase among women aged younger than 55 years, according to study results published in JAMA. The most dramatic increase occurred among women aged 15 to 34 years, researchers wrote.

Further investigations will be needed to validate the findings and identify potential causes of the higher rates among younger women, according to Srinivas Gaddam, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine and interventional gastroenterology in the Karsh division of gastroenterology and hepatology at Cedars-Sinai. Read more . . .


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