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Alex Trebek’s Diagnosis Highlights Struggle of Catching and Treating Pancreatic Cancer

March 15, 2019

From the CNBC website

The statistics for pancreatic cancer are dire: Only 9 percent of all patients survive longer than five years after their diagnosis. Notoriously hard to detect and treat, it’s the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

But experts say research is being done to improve both detection and the treatment approaches — providing a potential glimmer of hope for a disease that is diagnosed in nearly 57,000 people each year in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society.

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