The 2015 portfolio emphasizes translational and clinical research to advance 2020 goal. View in a web browser.

Our guest columnist this month is Steven Leach, MD. Dr. Leach is chair-elect of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Scientific and Medical Advisory Board (SMAB) and is currently serving as chair of the newly formed SMAB Research Committee. Read his perspective on the 2015 Research Grants Program.

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2015 Research Grants Program Launches
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will award $4.1 million in grants to researchers at all career levels in 2015, focusing on translational and clinical research. Scientists and clinicians are applying now. Read more.

Honor. Inspire. Remember.
Registration is now in progress for many fall PurpleLight events. Check the event listing now to see if registration is open for an event near you, and check back often for updates!
Lessons in Adventure and Bravery: Remembering Michael Landon
Michael Landon’s children Jennifer and Sean share treasured memories of a dad taken too soon by pancreatic cancer. Remember with them.
Instead of a Gown or a Tux ...
Our traditional An Evening With the Stars gala is on hiatus this year. Stay tuned for more information, coming soon, about our "non-event" fundraiser ... An Evening at Home gala!
Steven Leach, MD, Named Chair-Elect of Scientific and Medical Advisory Board
Dr. Steven Leach, Director of the David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research and an attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, will chair the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Scientific and Medical Advisory Board starting in July 2015. Read more.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Speaks Out About Clinical Trial Enrollment
Following an interview with Julie Fleshman and Lynn Matrisian, an August 15 article in the San Francisco Business Times (circulation of 18,000) featured the organization’s viewpoint on the importance of educating patients about clinical trials. Read the article.

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