Lifelines™ Pancreatic Cancer

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This page contains articles about pancreatic cancer. We encourage downloading and reprinting the articles.

African Americans and Pancreatic Cancer: Things to Know

When NFL Hall of Famer Gene Upshaw died of pancreatic cancer in 2008, it was the first time that many Americans had heard of the disease. Like many patients with this deadly cancer, the 63-year-old Upshaw died a short period after his diagnosis. Upshaw’s death shone a spotlight on a disease that, although rare, disproportionately affects African Americans.

African Americans (PDF - 135 KB)

Hispanics and Pancreatic Cancer: Things to Know

One of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths among Hispanics in the United States is a rare but often fatal disease known as pancreatic cancer. This cancer, which is often detected only after it has spread beyond the pancreas, strikes people of all races and ethnicities.

Hispanics/Latinos (PDF - 142 KB)