TITLE

The Rising Incidence of Carcinoma of the Pancreas

AUTHOR(S)
Krain, Lawrence Stirling
PUB. DATE
November 1970
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Nov1970, Vol. 54 Issue 5, p500
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Genetic (hormonal), and environmental factors were evaluated in terms of an association with pancreatic cancer mortality, which has increased nearly three-fold in the last 40 years. Genetic (hormonal) factors were discarded and environmental factors such as cigarette smoking and industrial exposure were emphasized in terms of an association with pancreatic cancer. Evidence was cited from national origin and racial comparisons as supportive of environmental association. An air pollution linkage with pancreatic cancer, at least based on comparative California city air pollution levels was dismissed, due to a nonsignificant (p > .10) association, A broader epidemiologic study focusing on cigarette-smoke and industrial chemical exposure constituents is suggested.
ACCESSION #
16487008

 

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