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The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Celebrates 10 Years of Leadership and Service to the Pancreatic Cancer Community
Date:2/9/2009

r. This funding is available to researchers around the country. In addition, these efforts have resulted in the first substantive piece of legislation introduced in Congress regarding pancreatic cancer research: the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act. This legislation could lead to a program dedicated to pancreatic cancer at the National Cancer Institute and increased federal research funding to fight the disease.
  • More than 35,000 patients and their family members have received current and reliable information through our Patient & Liaison Services (PALS). Our comprehensive clinical trials database ensures that patients have access to the latest treatment options and leading-edge research.
  • Hundreds of supporters who are a part of 75 volunteer affiliates across the nation now raise awareness and funding for pancreatic cancer through our Community Outreach Program. Our volunteer network, which began with just a few individuals, is instrumental in encouraging people to take action again pancreatic cancer.
  • During the past few years, pancreatic cancer has been thrust into the national spotlight due to the diagnoses of newsmakers such as Carnegie Mellon University Professor Randy Pausch, PhD, actor Patrick Swayze, and most recently, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. These highly publicized cases help advocates in Washington, DC, to further the organization's legislative goals and aid volunteers in heightening awareness of the disease. The increased visibility leads to increased research dollars and eventually better treatment options and renewed hope for patients.

    This year, the organization will enlist its grassroots network of volunteer advocates to help ensure the federal government passes Th
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