Entries by Mia Cole

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Member Profile: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Founded in 1999, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is dedicated to fighting the world’s toughest cancer. In our urgent mission to save lives, we attack pancreatic cancer on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy. Our effort is amplified by a nationwide network of grassroots support. We are determined to improve patient […]

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Member Profile: Pancreatic Cancer Action

Pancreatic Cancer Action is a UK charity whose aim is to save lives by focusing on improving early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. The charity was set up by a pancreatic cancer survivor, Ali Stunt, three years after her diagnosis in 2007.  Having been involved in setting up the very first UK Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Week […]

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Member Profile: Pancreaskreft Nettverk Norge

Pancreaskreft Nettverk Norge (Norway) was established just over a year ago, following an initiative to arrange a seminar on World Pancreatic Cancer Day (WPCD) 2016. The network was a joint initiative by healthcare personnel, patients and their relatives following informal discussions about why so little is done to support pancreatic cancer patients in Norway. Today, […]

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Member Profile: EuropaColon

EuropaColon was launched in 2004 by Jola Gore Booth, who responded to a call to support colorectal cancer patients outside of the United Kingdom. For the next 10 years, the organization grew across Europe and established a reputation for commitment and dedication to the interests and needs of these patients. EuropaColon has now established or […]

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Member Profile: JCM Foundation

Joseph C. Monastra passed away April 4, 2002, only four short weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  In honor of Monastra’s memory, his family established the Joseph C. Monastra (JCM) Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. The mission of the JCM Foundation is to engage in charitable, educational and scientific […]

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Global Meeting Generates Progress, Unity and Inspiration

Montreal, Canada welcomed more than 80 attendees from more than 20 countries to the second annual World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition (WPCC) meeting May 2 – 5, 2017. “The energy, momentum and enthusiasm at this year’s meeting was extremely exciting and inspiring for all of us,” said Julie Fleshman, JD, MBA, Chair of the WPCC and […]

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Bienvenue au Canada: Montreal Welcomes Our Second Annual Meeting May 2-5

More than 40 pancreatic cancer member organizations representing 20 countries in our global alliance are expected to attend the second annual World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition (WPCC) meeting next week in host city Montreal, Canada. The two-day meeting allows representatives to share fundraising, media outreach and advocacy best practices while hearing the latest updates from members […]

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Honoring the life of Anne Glauber, co-founder of Coalition member Let’s Win!

It is with much regret that I share that Anne Glauber, the co-founder of our fellow World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition member, Let’s Win!, died yesterday after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.  Our Coalition, and the pancreatic cancer community, is stronger today because of Anne’s unrelenting spirit. Anne co-founded Let’s Win!, a website that shares […]

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Member Highlight: PanCAN Japan

PanCAN Japan, headed by President Yoshi Majima and based in Tokyo, was formed in 2006 as an autonomous extension of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Like the U.S.-based Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, PanCAN Japan’s mission is to advance research, support patients and create hope. It does so by offering patient services as well as leading […]

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Member Highlight: Pancreasnetvaerket i Danmark

The Danish pancreatic cancer patient organization Pancreasnetvaerket i Danmark came into being in the spring of 2015, upon the initiative of Mr. and Mrs. Niels-Erik and Gunna Olsen. When Olsen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the fall of 2014, he and his wife quickly realized there was an urgent need for an organization that […]