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Pancreatic death rates in Europe continue to rise

By: Information Daily Staff Writer
Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 02:00 GMT

Whilst cancer rates, excluding female lung cancer, continue to fall in Europe death rates from pancreatic cancer are rising, a new study shows.

Pancreatic cancer is the only cancer for which deaths are predicted to increase in men and women in 2014 and beyond. The worrying statistics come from a study published in cancer journal Annals of Oncology.

The study looked at cancer rates in the whole of the EU (27 member states as at 2007), and also in the six largest countries – France, Germany,…

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