Pancreatic cancer is the 10th most common cancer in the UK (2013), accounting for 3% of all new cases. In males, it is the 12th most common cancer (3% of all male cases), whilst it is the ninth in females (3% of all female cases).[1-4]
In 2013, there were 9,408 new cases of pancreatic cancer in the UK: 4,716 (50%) in males and 4,692 (50%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 10:10.[1-4] The
Pancreatic Cancer (C25), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2013
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||17.8||15.9||16.8||12.3||17.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||18.9||20.4||20.4||18.2||18.8|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||14.2||13.0||12.9||12.9||14.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||15.2||16.7||15.7||18.4||15.1|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||16.0||15.0||15.0||13.6||16.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||16.7||17.9||17.3||17.7||16.7|
ASR calculated with ESP2013. Not comparable with ASRs calculated with ESP1976.
Pancreatic cancer incidence rates throughout the UK vary moderately between cancer networks.[5,6]
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/vsob1/cancer-statistics-registrations--england--series-mb1-/index.html.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, April 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/index.asp.
- Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit on request, February 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/page.cfm?orgid=242&pid=59080.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, March 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
- National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN). Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Cancer Network, UK, 2005. London: NCIN; 2008.
- National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN). Cancer e-Atlas. Accessed July 2013.