Pancreatic Cancer UK Incidence and Mortality
Pancreatic Cancer is the 9th most common cancer in the UK1
In 2010, 8455 people were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the UK. The number of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the UK has been steadily rising in 2009, the number was 8,366 and in 2008, the number was 8,085 having risen from 7,684 in 2007.
However, European age-standardised incidence rates (per 100,000) have remained constant (around 9.0) since 1993 (CRUK)2
In 2008, 7,781 persons died from pancreatic cancer. In 2009 it had increased to 8,047 persons but the figure has dropped slightly in 2010 to 7,921. Approximately 22 people a day and nearly one person an hour will die from pancreatic cancer in the UK.
Pancreatic cancer has one of the highest incident-to-mortality rates of ANY disease
Pancreatic cancer incidence 2010:
|Pancreatic Cancer Incidence 2010||England 3||Wales4||Scotland5||Northern Ireland6||UK|
(rates per 100,000)
Pancreatic Cancer Mortality, 2010
|Pancreatic Cancer Mortality 2010||England 7||Wales8||Scotland9||Northern Ireland10|
Average pancreatic cancer incidence & mortality in the UK during the period 2007-200911
|Newly Diagnosed Cases 2005-2007 (3 year averages)||4052||4180||8232|
|Age-standardised incidence rate per 100,000 population*||10.7||8.3||9.5|
|Deaths 2005-2007 (3 year averages)||3816||4038||7854|
|Age-standardised mortality rate per 100,000 population*||10||7.9||8.95|
* Age-standardised to the European population.
Why are the figures two years old?
The statistics on this website relate to the latest available on pancreatic cancer at the time of publication. Because the reporting system for incidence varies with the cancer registries across the countries of the United Kingdom and for mortality published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), there is usually a delay of approximately 18 months for the collation of incidence figures and of 12 months for the collation of mortality figures.
Incidence and survival of pancreatic cancer per age group:
While age is a significant risk factor for pancreatic cancer, 40% of cases in England between 2005 & 2009 occurred in those under the age of 69:
While incidence is lower for those under the age of 60, the one-year survival rate for this group is significantly higher:
While incidence is lower for those up to age 59, five-year survival is significantly better than for those over the age of 60 where survival drops off markedly:
Source: Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletin12
Map of Global incidence of Pancreatic Cancer:
Using Population forecasts extracted from the “United Nations, World Population Prospects, the 2008 revision”, GLOBOCAN 2008 data for cancer incidence and mortality worldwide has predicted that incidence of pancreatic cancer in the UK will increase to nearly 9000 cases by 2015.
This is set to grow further by 2020, and by 2025 when over 10,000 cases per year are predicted:
Reference: GLOBOCAN 200813
- CRUK the 20 most common cancers in the UK 2009 data are available to download online
- CRUK Pancreatic Cancer (C25), European Age-Standardised Incidence Rates, Great Britain, 1975-2008 http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/cancerstats/types/pancreas/incidence/ (accessed 31/12/2012) ↩
- Deaths registered in England and Wales in 2010 by cause (published 28th October 2011) ↩
- Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit Cancer Incidence in Wales 2006-2010 Annual publication No SA 12/01 ↩
- ISD Scotland Cancer Incidence in Scotland (2010) published 24 April 2012. ↩
- Northern Ireland Cancer Registry Cancer Statistics, Pancreas http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/CancerData/OnlineStatistics/Pancreas/ (accessed July 2012 ↩
- Deaths registered in England and Wales in 2010 by cause (published 28th October 2011 ↩
- Information request to Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit October 2011 ↩
- ISD Scotland. Cancer of the Pancreas. Scotland: trends in mortality 1985-2010 ↩
- Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, Queens University, Belfast: Number of deaths and mortality rates by sex: 2005-2009 http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/ Accessed April 2011 ↩
Office for National Statistics Cancer Survival in England for patients diagnosed between 2005-2009 (and followed up to 2010) Published April 2012 Available online http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/cancer-unit/cancer-survival-rates/2005-2009–followed-up-to-2010/stb-cancer-survival–2005-09-and-followed-up-to-2010.html (accessed 09/08/2012 ↩
- Cancer Survival in England patients diagnosed 2004-2008 followed up to 2009 Published 21 April 2011http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/can0411.pdf accessed 30/04/2011 ↩
- Ferlay J, Shin HR, Bray F, Forman D, Mathers C and Parkin DM.
GLOBOCAN 2008, Cancer Incidence and Mortality Worldwide: IARC CancerBase No. 10 [Internet].
Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer; 2010. ↩
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Information Product No. PCA0032 | Published: 04/01/2013 | Last Updated: 09/04/2013 | Next Review Due: 09/04/2016