Hager family gives $5 million to Pancreas Centre BC to advance pancreatic cancer research.
The Jack & Darlene Poole Foundation gives $3 million to VGH for pancreatic cancer care and research.
Generous donations from private donors are directly leading to the development of a pancreatic cancer research program in BC.
Nearly 600 British Columbians will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year.
Most patients have very advanced disease by the time they’re diagnosed.
Pancreatic cancer is mostly lethal; the overall survival is only 6%.
In 2015, this aggressive disease killed an estimated 4,600 people in Canada alone.