Pancreatic cancer is one of the most asthmatic diseases with the highest death rate in the total number of patients.
On Thursday 15 November, people around the world will recall the need to fight this disease.
Olomouc University Hospital is joining this year's World Pancreatic Cancer Day with a seminar and illumination of a new clinic.
The Olomouc City Hall will "dress" the historic building of the Town Hall into a purple color.
Experts warn that this year, 2100 cases of pancreatic cancer will be diagnosed in the Czech Republic.
"The 2000 patients die. Currently, there is no standard screening test or method for early detection of this disease. Development and research, therefore, continue to look for signs – markers of the disease. Early diagnosis is vital, "said Čestmír Neoral, Head of the First Surgical Clinic of Olomouc.
The cause of most cases of pancreatic cancer is unknown, but research studies identified risk factors.
"These include family history, diabetes, pancreatitis, smoking, obesity, or eating disorders," Neoral said.
The symbol of the World Day of Pancreatic Cancer is a violet color that marks the world's major buildings this day. This year, the City of Olomouc City Hall has also joined the initiative, which will let the city hall building illuminate violently.