Pancreatic Cancer Rates Expected to Skyrocket by 2030
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Researchers have projected that by 2030, the mortality rate for lung cancer will remain the highest of all forms of cancer, and deaths due to pancreatic and liver cancer will increase dramatically to become the second and third leading causes of cancer-related deaths, respectively. Published in the journal Cancer Research, Lola Rahin and colleagues found that while mortality rates for cancers such as breast, colon, and prostate are expected to drop, the difficulty in screening for pancreatic tumors remains a barrier for early diagnosis and treatment. The authors posit that these changes will be due to the aging population and increasing rates of type 2 diabetes.
By 2030, more people will be diagnosed with breast, prostate and lung cancers than with pancreatic cancers, but more pancreatic cancer patients will die of their disease, according to a paper in the journal Cancer Research. Death rates from pancreatic cancer may also rise in prominence because ...
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