Jonathan R. Brody: Raising Awareness for Pancreatic Cancer Research

By the time many patients are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer their chances of survival are greatly diminished More work is being done to help patients find the condition early in hopes of improving their quality of life.

By the time many patients are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer their chances of survival are greatly diminished More work is being done to help patients find the condition early in hopes of improving their quality of life.

As the third leading cause of cancer related death pancreatic cancer is anything but a rare disease but there is not nearly as much awareness raised about the condition. Jonathan R. Brody, PhD, from Thomas Jefferson University said because the survival rate of patients with pancreatic cancer is so much lower than other forms of cancer there is a different emotional attachment to the disease which affects how they approach their diagnosis, treatment, and beyond.