Only 9% of those diagnosed with pancreas cancer survive five years.
In 2018 an estimated 152 Americans per day will be diagnosed with pancreas cancer and 121 Americans per day will die.
Pancreas cancer is currently the third leading cause of cancer-related death and is expected to become the second by 2020.
Pancreas cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers.
74% of patients die within the first year of diagnosis.
Surgical removal of the tumor is possible in only 18% of patients diagnosed with pancreas cancer.
Pancreas cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death largely because there is no early detection method.
Pancreas Cancer is the 11th most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and the 8th in women.
We are asking you to become a champion for two tremendous causes very dear to our hearts: the JT Townsend Foundation and pancreas cancer research. To understand why these two missions are so important, here is our story.