Several leaders from the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition (WPCC) are featured in a new video sharing why and how they Demand Better. For Patients. For Survival, today, World Pancreatic Cancer Day.
Featured in the video: Julie Fleshman, JD, MBA, president and CEO of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), Barbara Kenner, Founder of the Kenner Family Research Fund, Liz Feld, president of The Suzanne Wright Foundation, Kerri Kaplan, President and CEO of The Lustgarten Foundation, Cindy Gavin, Founding Executive Director of Let’s Win, and Dino Verrelli, Founder and CEO of Project Purple.
The World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition comprises more than 60 pancreatic cancer organizations and advocacy groups from around the globe in efforts to raise awareness of the world’s toughest cancer.
The World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition oversees World Pancreatic Cancer Day, which is observed around the globe each November during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. This one-day event aims to raise critical global awareness of the disease and inspire people to take action.
Currently, there is no screening test or early detection method for pancreatic cancer. Though research is being conducted to help in these areas, knowing the symptoms and risks remains the key to early diagnosis.
More than 53,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year. That equates to 145 mothers, fathers, daughters, sons and friends that will receive the unfortunate news today alone. The disease has a five-year survival rate of just 9 percent, the lowest survival rate among all major cancers in America.