Pancreatic cancer one of the most deadly cancers with a five-year survival rate of just 6% - the lowest among all major cancer killers. This year alone, more than 45,000 Americans will be diagnosed and over 38,000 Americans will succumb to pancreatic cancer. And according to a report by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, pancreatic cancer is increasing so fast it is expected to move from the fourth leading cause of cancer death to the second leading cause of cancer death by 2020.
These dire statistics call for aggressive measures to develop early detection tools and effective treatment options. Thanks to passage of the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act, we are now on our way to getting a national battle plan to attack the disease. But with Congress considering additional cuts to medical and cancer research, the time is NOW to join the fight.
Click here to get involved: www.pancan.org/advocate
Click here to see report: www.pancan.org/report