Symposium To Fight Pancreatic Cancer

- Rochester, N.Y. (WROC) - Medical professionals gathered Saturday to discuss ways to combat pancreatic cancer.

In a first of its kind symposium, called "Demystifying a Silent Killer," it provided a way for experts to discuss research efforts, diagnostic methods, risk factors, treatment options and more.

Doctors say it's important to continue to research this form of cancer and potential treatments. "When this word turns up people start thinking of it as a quote-unquote 'death sentence,'" explained the symposium's Dr. Vivek Kaul.  "So, that's really why it's different from some of the other deadly cancers."

Doctors at the symposium say more than 95% of pancreatic cancer victims eventually die of the disease.

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