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Mission Statement

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.

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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. This year, ne arly 44,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and more than 37,000 will die from it.

RESEARCH: To date, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has awarded 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 nearly 60,000 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

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http://www.facebook.com/PanCAN.Philadelphia

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