We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Incidence of Pancreatic Cancer-Reply

R.S. Lin, MD, DrPH; Irving I. Kessler, MD, DrPH
JAMA. 1981;246(22):2575-2576. doi:10.1001/jama.1981.03320220027012.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


In Reply.—  Although secular changes in the incidence of cancer are often difficult to document in view of the paucity of relevant statistics, the available data suggest that pancreatic cancer increased rather steadily between the second and sixth decades of this century. Using US mortality data, Devesa and Silverman1 observed substantial increases in pancreatic cancer death rates among both whites and nonwhites between 1935 and 1971. Krain2 calculated a threefold increase in pancreatic cancer mortality between 1920 and 1965 in the United States and a number of other countries. Data as yet unpublished from the vital records of the state of Maryland indicate that the death rate from pancreatic cancer among our citizens increased during the interval between 1965 and 1979.A comparison of statistics derived from the second and third National Cancer Surveys also disclosed increases in the incidence of pancreatic cancer among males and females of


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?




Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.