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Pancreatic cancer declining, but among most deadly
USA Today

Pancreatic cancer is notoriously lethal — there are almost as many deaths from it each year as there are new cases. The deaths this week of Apple founder Steve Jobs and Nobelist Ralph Steinman bring unusual attention to this less-well-known type of cancer that has actually been declining despite no big advances in treatment or finding it early. A decline in smoking, one of the top risk factors for the disease, may be behind the drop in cases.

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