Please take the time to read about pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer has a median survival time of just three to six months, and two out of every three people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will die within 12 months of being diagnosed.
Pancreatic cancer is predicted to become the number two cancer killer of Australians within a decade if we do not get a major breakthrough.
Cancer is one of the major causes of illness and death in Australia and the developed world. It is responsible for three out of every ten deaths each year.
We take cancer very seriously here at QIMR Berghofer which is why it accounts for over 50 % of our research.
The report, Cancer in Australia 2017, estimates that over 134,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia in 2017. That’s an average of 367 diagnoses each day and 2.8 times as high as in 1982.
It is estimated that around 47,800 people will die from cancer in 2017, an average of 131 deaths each day, though death rates from cancer have fallen over time, and survival is improving.
Lung cancer is expected to be the leading cause of cancer death in 2017, followed by bowel cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer in females and pancreatic cancer.
But, did you know that of all of these common cancers, pancreatic cancer receives the lowest funding support? Your gift today towards our research could turn the tide on this insidious cancer and others just like it.
We estimate that over 3100 Australians will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year. I’m sure you’ll agree that this is just too many people. We need to give them a fighting chance…but we need to do it together.
Would you consider a gift to us before June 30 to help us fight this disease?
Our research is based on the idea that the best way to win this fight is to give the cancer cells no chance to do this – hit them hard and fast with a set of drugs tailored to each individual’s tumour.
We don’t want to keep losing this fight anymore.
It’s time for us to start winning.
Today in Australia, a person is more likely to die from pancreatic cancer than in a road accident. Only research has the power to change this heartbreaking statistic. To be part of the change please send your generous gift before June 30.
Please give, so cancer can’t take.