DRG Epidemiology’s coverage of pancreatic cancer comprises epidemiological estimates of key patient populations in 45 countries worldwide. We report both the incidence and prevalence of pancreatic cancer for each country, as well as annualized case counts projected to the national population.

In addition to forecasting incident and prevalent patient populations, we estimate the number of drug-treatment opportunities in specific lines of therapy.

DRG Epidemiology’s pancreatic cancer forecast will answer the following questions:

  • In developing countries, what impact will economic growth and development have on the number of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year?
  • Of all people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, how many in each of the major mature pharmaceutical markets are drug-treated?
  • How will demographic trends, such as population aging and improving life expectancy, affect the epidemiology of pancreatic cancer  over the forecast period?

All forecast data are available on the DRG Insights Platform in tabular format, with options to download to MS Excel. All populations are accompanied by a comprehensive description of the methods and data sources used, with hyperlinks to external sources. A summary evidence table generated as part of our systematic review of the epidemiological literature is provided for full transparency into research and methods. In addition, we provide a graph depicting the patient flow between or within different disease states for the major mature pharmaceutical markets. These patient-flow diagrams are provided at the regional level but may be requested for any specific country or forecast year.

Note: Coverage may vary by country

Table of contents

  • Epidemiology Dashboard
    • Introduction
      • Pancreatic Cancer Epidemiology Dashboard

Author(s): Nicole Zhang, MPH

Nicole Zhang is an Epidemiologist at Decision Resources Group. She focuses on the epidemiology of oncology and cardiovascular disorders. She holds an from Tufts Medical School where she specialized in epidemiology and biostatistics. She also holds a in Chemistry and Statistics from Mount Holyoke College. Prior to joining Decision Resources, she worked as a research analyst at Massachusetts General Hospital where she independently managed data from food information survey conducted in Chelsea, MA. She has also worked at Massachusetts Department of Public Health where she conducted secondary research in the fields of gestational diabetes.


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