The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients, and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network works in a comprehensive manner to meet the following urgent needs:

1.) Increasing federal and private funding to advance research programs that create breakthroughs in the understanding, treatment and prevention of pancreatic cancer.

2.) Funding innovative research that expands the current portfolio of pancreatic cancer research leading to more options for patients.

3.) Encouraging young scientists to make pancreatic cancer their research focus.

4.) Supporting patients and giving them options with top-notch information and resources.

5.) Encouraging collaboration and partnerships among institutions, the government, researchers, scientists and healthcare professionals - thereby producing faster results for patients.

6.) Sharing our knowledge and increasing our effectiveness by increasing outreach with all partners including patients, health professionals, donors, volunteers, corporations, other pancreatic cancer organizations/foundations and government officials.

7.) Sustaining and expanding our network of volunteers and donors to help people make a real difference on this disease through leadership, volunteerism, advocacy and community outreach.

8.) Educating and creating awareness and activism in the general public about pancreatic cancer.

1. The Federal government should increase funding to advance research programs that create br

2. The public should be aware that pancreatic cancer takes the lives of over 33,000 people a

3. Pancreatic cancer patients should always have access to updated information and support at