One Hundred fifty-five people are newly diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer each day, which is more than 60,430 people annually.
In 2021, Pancreatic Cancer is projected to become the 3rd leading cause of Cancer-related death in the United States. Killing more people each year in the United States than Breast Cancer.
In 2021 an estimated 48,220 Americans will die from Pancreatic Cancer.
Pancreatic Cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major Cancers. For all stages combined, 90% of Pancreatic Cancer patients will die within five years of diagnosis .
Pancreatic Cancer is underfunded, receiving less than 3% of the overall cancer research funding.
The average lifetime risk of pancreatic cancer is about 1 in 64.
There is currently no standard diagnostic tool or established early detection method for Pancreatic Cancer. A big reason Pancreatic Cancer is a leading cause of Cancer-related death is largely because there are no detection tools to diagnose the disease in its early stages when surgical removal of the tumor is still possible.