PALS continued to amplify efforts designed to increase
the number of pancreatic cancer patients who consider
participating in clinical trials. As a result, PALS offered
nearly 1,700 personalized clinical trials searches, a
increase over the previous year. Additionally,
the organization declared January “National Pancreatic
Cancer Clinical Trials Awareness Month.” During this
time, PALS Associates conducted 439 personalized
clinical trials searches, nearly 500% of the average
number of monthly searches at that time.
PALS Associates maintained impressive quality
assurance ratings regarding the services they delivered,
the helpfulness of materials provided, and the
timeliness of the receipt of materials, with an average
quality assurance score of 97% satisfaction.
Seven booklets were available in the PALS library:
An Overview of Pancreatic Cancer, Diet and
Nutrition: Nutritional Concerns with Pancreatic Cancer, Clinical Trials: Participating in a Pancreatic
Cancer Study, Hospice: End-of-Life Care in Pancreatic Cancer, Palliative Care: Quality of Life and
Practical Care in Pancreatic Cancer, Información General del Cáncer de Páncreas
An Overview of
in Spanish) and
La Dieta y Nutrición: Temas Nutricionales Relacionadas Con el
Cáncer del Páncreas
Diet and Nutrition
Nearly 50,000 pieces of PALS educational literature were distributed free of charge to health
professionals in hospitals and clinics across the United States.
The Pancreatic Cancer Educational Event Series offered four Symposia in cities across the United
States: Minneapolis, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and the Bay Area (CA). PALS, in conjunction with
local volunteers, also provided Educational Lectures in Detroit, Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia,
Denver, San Diego, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Seattle. Among these
educational events, PALS hosted more than 1,000 attendees.
PALS provided nearly 2,500 peer-to-peer matches through the Survivor and Caregiver Network.
These connections are made by PALS Associates between people facing pancreatic cancer and
volunteers who share their personal experiences and offer support, encouragement and hope
Pancreatic cancer survivor Anne Shimabukuro and her daughters
at PurpleStride D.C.