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 is fully committed to providing the most comprehensive set of programs and services to fight this very difficult disease. Our commitment and passion are driven by our mission: to advance research, support patients and create hope for anyone facing pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in the United States. In 2011, an estimated 44,030 people were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and approximately 37,660 passed away from the disease.
RESEARCH: To date, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has funded 66 grants at biomedical research institutions throughout the US, with a total investment surpassing $10 million. http://pancan.org/
GET INVOLVED: Thousands of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network volunteers across the country are taking action to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. http://pancan.org/volunteer
PATIENT AND LIAISON SERVICES: Since 2002, the PALS program has provided information and resources to more than 50,000 patients and families. http://pancan.org/
ADVOCACY: With a strong presence in Washington, DC, we actively take our fight to Congress by continually working with elected officials about the need for increased spending for pancreatic cancer research. http://pancan.org/takeaction