SOURCE: Vitals

Vitals

October 10, 2011 07:35 ET

Jobs' Death Highlights Challenges Pancreatic Cancer Patients Face

Screening and Early Detection Impact Survival Rates; Learn More About Pancreatic Cancer Specialists, Other Leading Specialists and Primary Care Physicians in Your Area at Vitals

LYNDHURST, NJ--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2011) - With the death of Steve Jobs this week, the national public is reminded about the difficult fight pancreatic cancer patients face.

Killing more than 32,000 people each year, pancreatic cancer is considered one of the most lethal forms of cancer. According to experts, nearly 95 percent of people with pancreatic cancer die from it.

"One reason pancreatic cancer remains so deadly is because there are generally no early screening tools, so patients are diagnosed when they are in the later stages of the disease," said Jeff Cutler, executive vice president for Vitals, an online website that helps patients find and connect with doctors. "Luckily, there are many brilliant minds working to discover how pancreatic tumors grow and spread."

The specialists listed below are some of the nation's best medical researchers on pancreatic cancer, as featured by Vitals. Each doctor has published large bodies of work on pancreatic cancer and is considered a thought leader on the subject.

For information about pancreatic cancer specialists or to find other specialty or primary care physicians in your area, visit www.vitals.com.

About Vitals
Founded in 2008, Vitals is host to nearly 9 million visitors each month, providing a premier experience to empower consumers with the tools and services they need to take charge of their health. Vitals is the only website dedicated to preparing patients with everything they need to successfully find, connect and prepare for a doctor's visit. With easy-to-use comparison and scheduling tools, Vitals makes it easy for patients to find quality medical care.

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