What is pancreatic cancer?
Pancreatic cancer is seldom detected in its early stages and typically spreads rapidly, making it the 4th leading cause of cancer death in Western societies
Estimated number of new pancreatic cancer cases diagnosed in 2017
Eighty percent of pancreatic cancer cases are diagnosed in people over the age of 60 years
More than 80% of pancreatic cancers have spread from the pancreas to other body organs when they are first diagnosed
Pancreatic cancer research at Garvan
Garvan’s pancreatic cancer research is diverse, focusing on translating basic scientific discoveries into the clinic. In the Cancer Division, Dr Paul Timpson and Dr Marina Pajic are working to define the genetic characteristics of pancreatic cancer, developing biomarkers prognosis and therapeutic responsiveness, and understanding the molecular mechanisms of resistance in order to develop new treatment strategies.Our pancreatic cancer research