The reason pancreatic cancer is so difficult to treat is that the tumors are often fibrotic, which means they develop extra connective tissue throughout the pancreas. This connective tissue aids the growth of pancreatic cancer and provides a protective barrier against drugs and the immune system. Read more . . .
Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst survival rates of any cancer with only around 1 in 20 people surviving for a decade or more after their diagnosis. In the UK, over 10,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year and only 1 in 4 will survive for more than a year. But now, thanks to the kindness and generosity of supporters like you, a recent discovery could offer new hope for the future.