Because pancreatic cancer is hidden deep within the body and often symptomless, it’s frequently diagnosed after the disease has progressed too far for surgical intervention or has spread throughout the body. Research indicates that earlier detection of pancreatic tumors could quadruple survival rates; however, no validated and reliable tests for early detection of pancreatic cancer currently exist. Read more . . .
This year, more than 60,000 adults in the United States will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and, statistically, as few as 10 percent will survive five years after diagnosis, according to the American Cancer Society.