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The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will award $4.1 million in research funding through its 2015 Grants Program. Applications are now being accepted for most grants. Learn more.

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A MULTI-STEP APPROACH TO DIAGNOSING PANCREATIC CANCER EARLIER

One of the reasons that pancreatic cancer is such a challenging disease is that it is frequently diagnosed once it’s reached more advanced, aggressive stages. The best opportunity for a positive outcome is when pancreatic cancer is diagnosed early, when the patient might be eligible for surgery.

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For every $1 invested by Pancreatic Cancer Action Network between 2003-2011, our research grant recipients have gone on to receive $9.93 in subsequent funding to support their pancreatic cancer studies.

Every grant recipient during that time has authored an average of 13 pancreatic cancer-related papers published in biomedical journals, and every paper has been read, built upon, and cited by other scientists an average of nearly eight times in other articles.

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DECEMBER 21, 2012

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THE RECALCITRANT CANCER RESEARCH ACT, FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH & EDUCATION ACT, Passes Congress

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Urges President Obama to Sign the Legislation into Law

Manhattan Beach, CA (December 21, 2012) — The Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act, formerly known as the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act, has passed Congress today as part of the National Defense Authorization Act and will now be sent to President Obama to sign into law. The legislation requires the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to evaluate its current efforts in studying pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, and other recalcitrant cancers, and focus on ways to improve outcomes.

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November 9, 2012

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STUDY SHOWS ABRAXANE® EXTENDS SURVIVAL FOR PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED PANCREATIC CANCER

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (November 9, 2012) — The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is pleased to announce Abraxane® extends survival for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. According to Celgene Corporation, Abraxane in combination with gemcitabine when given to advanced pancreatic cancer patients who had not received previous treatment demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in overall survival compared to patients receiving gemcitabine alone. Read More »

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November 1, 2012

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The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Calls on the Public to Take Action During National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November

Manhattan Beach, CA (November 1, 2012) — Over the past 30 years there has been a revolution in science and medicine, resulting in increased survival rates for many diseases such as AIDS, breast cancer and diabetes. Unfortunately, pancreatic cancer has not benefited from these medical advances because historically there haven’t been enough people who know it. Not enough people fighting for action and not enough research to end it. As a result, pancreatic cancer is the only one of the top cancer killers with a five-year survival rate in the single digits, at just six percent. But the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has a vision to change that. Read More »