What is the racial predilection of pancreatic cancer?

Updated: Jan 10, 2020
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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From 2011 to 2015, the highest incidence rate of pancreatic cancer in the United States was 16.9 cases per 100,000 persons per year, in black men. The incidences in men in other racial/ethnic groups were as follows [10] :

  • Non-Hispanic: 14.7
  • White: 14.4
  • Hispanic: 12.0
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: 11.3
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 11.0

The incidences in US women during that period were as follows [10] :

  • Black: 14.3
  • Non-Hispanic: 11.3
  • White: 11.1
  • Hispanic: 10.5
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 9.2
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: 7.8

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