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Pancreatic cancer is the most deadly of all major cancers, yet receives only 2% of National Cancer Institute (NCI) funding. There is no detection test. There are no curative treatments. 43,000 people have died every year, for nearly 50 years. There is no urgency.
Pancreatic cancer is not a priority at the NCI. We need leadership and accountability. If any other business delivered the same failing results for four decades, we would shut it down and start over.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) runs like an emergency room, operating 24-7. Transfer pancreatic cancer responsibility to the CDC, where we can launch a public/private partnership to drive innovation and leverage state of the art technology to save lives.
The Suzanne Wright Foundation is dedicated to driving urgency and action in the fight against pancreatic cancer. It has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers—
Pancreatic cancer is an emergency. It requires leadership and resources and must be a priority.
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