By a strange coincidence two famous men died of pancreatic cancer last week. Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple succumbed and so did Ralph Steinman, who discovered the dendritic cell. Steinman was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine, but when the telephone call came he had been dead for three days.
Ironically, Steinman was being treated for his pancreatic cancer with a dendritic cell approach.
So there you have it: pancreatic cancer is so terrible a disease that it cannot be defeated by all the money in the world or by the biggest brains on the planet.