Entries by Axel Garcia

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Member Profile: EuropaColon Slovakia

EuropaColon Slovakia was founded in May 2007 as a nonprofit organization for patients with colorectal carcinoma and their families. Epidemiological data for cancer and years of experiences with patients motivated the organization to expand its target, and in 2014, EuropaColon Slovakia joined the European Pancreatic Cancer Multi-Stakeholders Platform. At that time, the organization also established […]

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Member Profile: The Swiss Pancreas Foundation

The Swiss Pancreas Foundation (SPF), headquartered in Bern, Switzerland, is an independent non-profit providing help for those suffering from pancreatic diseases. Founded in 2007, SPF has the following goals: To advise and inform the Swiss population on the growing problem of pancreatic disorders and pancreatic cancer. To provide the many people affected, along with their […]

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Member Profile: Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Gibraltar Charitable Trust

American singer/songwriter Erin Willett with Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Gibraltar Founder Louis Baldachino. Willett traveled to Gibraltar in November 2018 to perform her popular song, “Hope’s Alive,” during the organization’s “Purple Light” event. Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Gibraltar Charitable Trust was founded in February 2018 with a focus on raising awareness about pancreatic cancer among the public, […]

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Member Profile: Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation

The Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation’s “Put Your Foot Down” Melbourne walk in May draws a large crowd of supporters. The Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation began as Avner’s Fund after co-founder Avner Nahmani was diagnosed with the disease in 2007. He and his wife, Caroline, had the goal of raising $1 million for pancreatic cancer research, […]

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Member Profile: Europacolon Slovenija

Members of the EuropaColon Slovenija board of directors EuropaColon Slovenija, founded in 2007, is part of an umbrella organization called Digestive Cancers Europe. It is located in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. As evident from the name, the organization began with a focus on colorectal cancer patients, but today all digestive cancers are included, with […]

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Member Profile: Korean Pancreatic Cancer Network

Korean Pancreatic Cancer Network (KPCN) was founded in 2015 by pancreatic surgeons in Korea. The organization’s leaders have come to realize that fighting pancreatic cancer in hospitals and operating rooms is not enough. Public awareness of pancreatic cancer in Korea remains low, making the patients’ and doctors’ struggle against pancreatic cancer a lonely one. KPCN […]

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Member Profile: Pancreatic Cancer UK

The vision of Pancreatic Cancer UK is that everyone with pancreatic cancer survives to live long and well. Each year, Pancreatic Cancer UK helps thousands of people across the UK by providing information and support, funding world class research and campaigning to improve the quality of care for people with pancreatic cancer. Its vision is […]

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Member Profile: The John E. Sabga Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer

Natalie Sabga with her children, Amanda and Matthew, at The HOPE Gala fundraiser in February 2018 for the John E. Sabga Foundation. The John E. Sabga (JES) Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer was founded in November 2017 in Trinidad and Tobago by Natalie Sabga, through deep sadness at the loss of her husband after a very […]

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Member Profile: Pancreatic Cancer Canada

Pancreatic Cancer Canada (PCCF) is focused on fighting pancreatic cancer through research, awareness, education and advocacy. Its goals are to improve overall patient survival rates and support those who are affected by this deadly disease. Since its inception in 2006, PCCF has invested nearly $4 million in research at cancer centers across Canada – funding […]

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Swiss Self-Help Organization Pancreatic Diseases

The SSP Schweizer Selbsthilfeorganisation Pankreaserkrankungen (Swiss Self-Help Organization Pancreatic Diseases) was founded in 1998 by Conrad Rytz to provide medical information concerning pancreatic diseases and the available therapies. At this time, the SSP published a brochure in collaboration with the University Hospital of Berne (InselSpital) for patients and organized information events at various hospitals. A […]