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Peter Boyle, Nigel Gray, Jack Henningfield, John Seffrin, and Witold Zatonski

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199566655

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.001.0001

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Tobacco and pancreatic cancer

Tobacco and pancreatic cancer

(p.469) Chapter 26 Tobacco and pancreatic cancer

Patrick Maisonneuve

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews studies on the link between smoking and pancreatic cancer. Tobacco smoking is associated with a two-fold increased risk of pancreatic cancer and is responsible for approximately 20% of all pancreatic tumours. The risk is increasing with the amount of cigarette smoked and ten to fifteen years have to pass from quitting smoking until the risk falls to the level of a non-smoker. The risk seems to be higher for younger subjects and decreases to non-significant values among elderly people. Among individuals at high risk of pancreatic cancer such as patients with hereditary pancreatitis, smoking further advances the age at which cancer develops.

Keywords:   cigarette smoking, pancreatic cancer, cancer risk, tobacco use

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