Epidemiological Study on Pancreatic Cancer in Japan Y. Watanabe 1 , A. Higashi 1 , K. Kawai 2 , M. Nakajima 3 , A. Aoike 1 1Department of Preventive Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine 2Department of Gastroenterology, Kyoto Second Red Cross Hospital pp.1177-1182
Published Date 1984/11/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403109553
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 In Japan, age-adjusted incidence rate from pancreatic cancer increased from 1963 to 1976. The age-adjusted mortality rate of this disease also increased from 1955 to 1981. Male was dominant in both rates. The incidence rate and the mortality rate increased with age in both sexes.

 Case-control study of pancreatic cancer was conducted. Fifty-nine cases of histologically diagnosed pancreatic cancer were compared to the same number of non-cancer hospital controls at two hospitals in Kyoto, 1978-1983. Controls were matched for age (within two years), sex and hospital.

 Family history of patients with any cancers, especially with gastric cancer showed an increasing risk factor for pancreatic cancer. Cigarette smoking was also an increasing risk factor for this disease.

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