Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all cancers.
It is a type of cancer that does not give much warning in its early stages. When diagnosed in later stages, it is exceptionally resistant to treatments and surgery is not recommended. Less than 75% of patients survive the first year, and only 5% survive to five years. Approximately 600 people in B.C. will be diagnosed this year.
100% of proceeds from the 10th Annual Glotman Simpson Cypress Challenge will benefit the BC Cancer Foundation's Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.
Watch Dr. Daniel Renouf in the video below talk about groundbreaking pancreatic cancer research taking place at the BC Cancer Agency:
The BC Cancer Foundation
The BC Cancer Foundation is the bridge that connects philanthropic support and research breakthroughs in cancer knowledge. As the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province, we enable donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients in BC. We fund with the goal of finding solutions. As an independent charitable organization, we raise funds exclusively for the BC Cancer Agency that support innovative cancer research and compassionate enhancements to patient care.