With a mission to advance early detection of pancreatic cancer, the Kenner Family Research Fund uses multiple approaches to achieve this goal. When patients report vague symptoms to their primary care providers, pancreatic cancer is often not considered. Our podcast educates providers on the symptoms, such as new onset diabetes, the relationship between genetics, family medical history and pancreatic cancer, as well as more common risk factors.
The First Line of Defense is a 4-part podcast on how primary care clinicians can recognize symptoms and risk factors of pancreatic cancer. The podcast also delves into how rapidly developing technology, such as AI, is being trained to recognize pancreatic cancer earlier and to identify who may be at greater risk of developing the disease.
Pancreatic cancer survival increases dramatically when it is diagnosed earlier.