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Pancreatic Cancer Incidence Rising Sharply Among Young Women

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A “potentially alarming” trend is being seen in the increasing incidence of pancreatic cancer among younger women relative to younger men, according to researchers who presented population-based data at the 2021 annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology.

“If current trends persist, the incidence rate of pancreatic cancer in younger women is estimated to be 400% that of men by 2040,” said investigator Yazan Abboud, MD, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Pancreaticobiliary Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles. Read more . . . 

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