Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, affecting 1 in 79 Canadians with an average 6% survival rate. This year alone, 600 British Columbians will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and an estimated 400 will die from the disease. Pancreas Centre BC is dedicated to increasing survival rates by pursuing innovative ways of screening, treating and preventing pancreatic cancer.
Thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor, the Centre has launched a new initiative – the Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Biobank and Genetic Evaluation Program for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. The goal behind this research project is to develop a simple blood test that could detect pancreatic cancer early enough to find effective targeted therapies so that more lives can be saved.
Through this partnership with VGH, UBC, BC Cancer Agency and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, the Pancreas Centre BC draws together world-class clinical, scientific and multi-disciplinary leaders to advance pancreatic cancer care and research.
“We exist because generous donors believe that research is the key that will unlock the mysteries of pancreatic cancer and save more lives.” — Pancreas Centre BC Team