Pancreatic Cancer Incidence and Mortality in the UK
Pancreatic Cancer Incidence and Mortality Figures
Pancreatic Cancer is the 11th most common cancer in the UK1 Here we show pancreatic cancer incidence and mortality figures for 2015 and predictions to 2030.
27 people a day are newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the UK.
In 2015, 9,921 people were newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the UK, an increase of 12% on 2012 when the number was 8,888.
The number of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the UK has been steadily rising.
In 2015, the number of deaths due to pancreatic cancer in the UK rose slightly (+3%) to 8,912 from 8,662 in 2012. 24 people a day (one person an hour) will die from pancreatic cancer in the UK.
Pancreatic cancer incidence 2015:
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Pancreatic cancer has the highest incidence to mortality ratio of almost any disease
Pancreatic Cancer Mortality 2015
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* Age-standardised to the European population.
Why are the figures a few 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, nearly 40% of cases in England between 2009 & 2013 occurred in those under the age of 69:
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 Bulletin9
Using Population forecasts extracted from the “United Nations, World Population Prospects, the 2012 revision”, GLOBOCAN 2012 data for cancer incidence and mortality worldwide has predicted that incidence of pancreatic cancer in the UK will increase to nearly 10,000 by 2020..
This is set to grow further by 2025, and by 2030 when nearly 12,000 cases per year are predicted:
Mortality rates are also set to rise from nearly 8,500 in 2012 to over 11,000 by 2030:
CRUK the 20 most common cancers in the UK 2014 data are available to download online http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/cancerstats/incidence/commoncancers/uk-cancer-incidence- statistics-for-common-cancers (accessed Jan 2018 ↩
ONS Cancer Registrations England 2015 ↩
Welsh Cancer Intelligence & Surveillance Unit ↩
ISD Scotland Cancer Incidence in Scotland (2015 ↩
Deaths registered in England and Wales in 2015 by cause ↩
ISD Scotland. ↩
Cancer Survival in England patients diagnosed 2008 – 2012 followed up to 2013 Published April 2014 ↩
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