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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

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.

PanCAN has invested tens of millions of dollars in research grants to advance science and medicine and improve outcomes for patients. Learn more ( .
A practice improvement project at the Mayo Clinic helped to increase attention to family health history and identify those at risk for cancer.
Adaptive clinical trials are poised to deliver hope to patients with pancreatic cancer.
“Sometimes ‘a new normal’ seems to have a bad connotation,” said Nicole Lise Feingold, director of Patient Services at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN).
CURE Connections program host, Philippa Cheetham, MD, interviews a stage IV pancreatic cancer patient, Phillip Hay, to learn more about his reaction to cancer and his approach to moving forward. Vincent Picozzi Jr., MD, of Virginia Mason Medical Center’s Digestive Disease Institute, and Michael Pishvaian, MD, PhD, of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, explain how pancreatic cancer is diagnosed and managed, highlight advances in treatment, and provide advice to newly diagnosed patients and loved ones on tips for locating healthcare services; and Lynn Matrisian, PhD, MBA, highlights the services and resources that are available through her organization, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Dr. Michael Pishvaian remarks that despite being a difficult disease to treat, more promising treatment options for pancreatic cancer are evolving thanks to patients.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network offers webinars, where listeners can learn about various topics from the comfort of their homes.
The treatment landscape for advanced pancreatic cancer has expanded in recent years, but it continues to be a very complex and devastating disease.
A partnership between the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and Perthera, a self-described "concierge" for molecular diagnostic testing, is giving patients with this hard-to-treat cancer the ability to determine the best course of treatment.

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