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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

e Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act (H.R. 745). This bill is the first substantive legislative effort dedicated to advancing pancreatic cancer research and addresses the astounding mortality of this disease and the challenges facing the scientific community in understanding it. Once enacted and fully funded, the bill will create a greater focus on this disease and will provide the National Cancer Institute with the tools it needs to develop the diagnostic methods and treatments that are currently lacking for pancreatic cancer patients.

Reflecting on research progress, Fleshman adds, "Although much work remains, incredible strides have been made in laying the basic scientific foundation upon which significant progress can be built. As this momentum builds, and new research developments emerge, those affected by pancreatic cancer have more reasons than ever before to feel optimistic."

To learn more about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or to become involved, please visit www.pancan.org.

About the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the only national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization raises money for direct private funding of research - and advocates for more aggressive federal research funding of medical breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network fills the void of information and options by giving patients and caregivers reliable, personalized information they need to make informed decisions. We create a sense of hope and community so no one has to face pancreatic cancer alone. The organization helps support individuals and communities all across the country to work together to rai
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