According to the NHS, men tend to be more susceptible to the disease than women, with around 7,800 people in the UK diagnosed with it every year.
New research published in the journal Gut suggested a diet of fish, nuts and vegetables may very well protect people from developing the cancer.
Researchers at the Norfolk arm of the European Prospective Investigation of Cancer identified a link between antioxidants and pancreatic cancer prevention.
More than 23,500 men and women aged between 40 and 74 were involved in the study conducted during the years 1993 to 1997.
Participants were asked to maintain a seven-day food diary detailing the quantity and types of food they ate as well as they way it was prepared.
According to the findings, those in the top 25 per cent of selenium consumption halved their risk of developing the cancer when compared to those in the bottom 25 per cent.
More over, those in the top quartile for vitamins C and E and selenium intake cut the threat of pancreatic cancer by 67 per cent compared to those in the bottom quartile.
The study authors argued further evidence of this link could lead to the prevention of more than eight per cent of pancreatic cancers.
They also said the nutrients must come from diet as "food sources of these nutrients may behave differently from those found in supplements".
A mere three per cent of pancreatic cancer patients survive beyond five years, making it the cancer with the worst prognosis.
Risk factors involved in its development include type-2 diabetes, genes and smoking, with a diet rich in fat and sugar also believed to play a part.
One of best sources of selenium is the Brazil nut, while tuna, cod and halibut also contain high levels of the mineral.