For the 53,000 Americans likely to receive a positive diagnosis of pancreatic cancer this year, the diagnosis is actually anything but positive. While many other forms of cancer have highly effective treatments available, pancreatic cancer remains a major thorn in healthcare providers’ sides. This disease, with a five-year survival rate of less than 10 percent,…

For the 53,000 Americans diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year, finding a successful treatment for the disease is a race against the clock. With a five-year survival rate of less than 10 percent, this form of cancer claims an estimated 41,000 lives annually. Thanks to few early signs and symptoms, most patients are diagnosed in…