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The burden of pancreatic cancer in Australia attributable to smoking

Source: Arriaga, M. E., Vajdic, C. M., MacInnis, R. J., Canfell, K. , Magliano, D. J., Shaw, J. E., Byles, J. E., Giles, G. G., Taylor, A. W., Gill, T. K., Hirani, V. , Cumming, R. G., Mitchell, R. P., Banks, E. , Marker, J. , Adelstein, B. and Laaksonen, M. A. (2019), The burden of pancreatic cancer in Australia attributable to smoking. Med. J. Aust., 210: 213-220. doi:10.5694/mja2.12108

  • The known The future pancreatic cancer burden attributable to tobacco smoking has not been estimated in Australia.
  • The new Nearly 22% of the future burden of pancreatic cancer is attributable to current and former smoking, 15% (5500 cases over the next 10 years) to current smoking alone. The smokingā€related burden of pancreatic cancer is markedly higher for men and for people under 65.
  • The implications Reducing smoking rates among men and people under 65 would have the greatest impact on reducing the future burden of pancreatic cancer in Australia.

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