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Pancreatic cancer is the 7th leading cause of cancer mortality in the world. It remains a critical burden of disease due to its extremely aggressive nature and poor survival rate. However, there are scarce studies that investigate the most updated incidence and mortality trend in pancreatic cancer on a global scale. This study analysed data from 48 countries and found a rise in incidence and mortality trends in pancreatic cancer, especially among women and populations 50 years or older, but also among younger individuals. Future research could focus on the underlying factors of these epidemiological transitions to provide further insights. (gastroenterology

. 2020 Oct 13;S0016-5085(20)35244-6.  doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2020.10.007. Online ahead of print.)


Anyone interested in future collaboration in this field of research, you are welcome to contact our key investigator Prof Martin WONG of The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK. Prof Wong’s research focuses on disease screening and prevention, control of non-communicable diseases and organization of primary care.