What is the racial predilection of pancreatic cancer?

Updated: Mar 07, 2019
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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From 2008 to 2012, the highest incidence rate of pancreatic cancer in the United States was17.2 cases per 100,000 persons per year, in black males.The incidence for black females in the United States was 14.4 cases per 100,000 persons per year. [39]  

For white males in the United States from 2008 to 2012, the incidence was 14.0 cases per 100,000 persons per year, and for white females, the incidence was 10.6 cases per 100,000 persons per year. [39]

Native Hawaiian males and men of Korean, Czech, Latvian, and New Zealand Maori ancestry also have high incidence rates: 11 cases per 100,000 persons per year.


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