Entries by Mia Cole

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Member Profile: Europacolon Portugal

About Europacolon Portugal Europacolon Portugal, Association for the Support of Patients with Digestive Cancer, is a Private Institution of Social Solidarity, founded in 2006, in Porto, Portugal. They have a total of 1,500 Associates across the country. Their primary function is to contribute to the reduction of the number of deaths from Digestive Cancers, to […]

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Member Profile: Lavlav Foundation

In 2019, we attended the WPCC Annual Meeting in Miami for the first time. This was our initial exposure to the incredible work of the foundations that help pancreatic cancer patients and their families. As a result, we quickly realized that this type of foundation was also needed in Israel, where we have about 1,000 […]

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Member Profile: Pants Off Racing

History Pants Off Racing (“POR”) was founded in 2012. Our organization had been active for many years before, but we didn’t register as a 501c3 until 2012. POR was formed because Nancy “Pants” Amato was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the winter of 2006. Upon diagnosis, Nancy Pants had such an overwhelming support system that […]

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Member Profile: Let’s Win Pancreatic Cancer

WPCC story Let’s Win Pancreatic Cancer is an online platform that breaks down barriers between patients, doctors, and researchers so that everyone diagnosed with pancreatic cancer has easy access to the latest information about the best treatment options. Instead of sharing dismal statistics, Let’s Win inspires hope in patients and families by sharing stories of […]

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Member Profile: DiCE

Digestive Cancers Europe (DiCE) is a European non-profit umbrella organization of nearly 40 national Member Organizations representing patients with digestive cancer – colorectal, gastric, liver, oesophageal, pancreatic, and rare cancers. DiCE is committed to advancing diagnosis and medical treatment, advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research, and supporting patient care for a better […]

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Member Profile: The John E. Sabga Foundation

The John E. Sabga Foundation is a non-profit foundation started in Trinidad and Tobago. The Foundation honors John Edmond Sabga who died at the age of 56 in January 2017 after a valiant 10-month battle with pancreatic cancer. John was a well-loved and popular person and was known to many through his years in the […]

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Member Profile: The Korean Pancreatic Cancer Network

In 2015, the Korean Pancreatic Cancer Network (KPCN) was founded by a group of pancreatic surgeons in Korea with the common goal of increasing social awareness of pancreatic cancer. The mission of the KPCN is to promote prevention and early detection of pancreatic cancer, support and give hope to patients and families, and support research […]

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Member Profile: Associazione Nastro Viola

Associazione Nastro Viola was founded in February 2015 by Francesca Mella and four other people that all lost relatives to pancreatic cancer. At the time, none of them had heard of pancreatic cancer and were shocked when they lost their family members just a few short months after initial diagnosis. They soon learned that pancreatic […]