Member Profile: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

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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 outcomes today and to double survival by 2020.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network staff pause for a photo on World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2017.

Through our Scientific Research, we pioneer and push science forward through our nationally acclaimed grants program and the cultivation of a thriving research community. Through our Patient Services, we connect patients with the latest treatment options and provide free, in-depth disease information. Through Government Advocacy, we demand federal funding for research and advocate for legislative support by lifting up our voices to keep pancreatic cancer at the forefront on Capitol Hill. And we lead and activate communities across the country, creating a purple tide of humanity that draws greater awareness and funds to fight the disease.

PanCAN was a founding member of the WPCC, realizing that by working collaboratively, we could have a much greater impact than the sum of our parts.

President and CEO Julie Fleshman, said: “By standing in unison, we hope to save more lives and create a brighter future for the disease with the lowest survival rate of any major cancer.”

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