Our video library
Learn more about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, our family, and how we use videos to communicate about our mission.
Get to Know Us
People Like Me: A public service announcement about pancreatic cancer
Survivors and other supporters cite statistics about the disease and encourage support of the cause. (15- and 30-second versions of the PSA are also available, as well as a 60-second Spanish language version.)
(Stats accurate as of January 2012 - 60 seconds, et.al.)
Stride for a Cure: Participate in a PurpleStride near you
Every year, thousands of people participate in more than 50 PurpleStrides around the country. This signature fundraising event for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network contributes millions of dollars to advance research, support patients and create hope.
An Overview of Patient and Liaison Services (PALS)
Since 2002, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's Patient and Liaison Services (PALS) program has provided more than 60,000 pancreatic cancer patients and their loved ones with the information, resources and educational materials they need on their journey through the disease. The program also distributes educational materials and services to health professionals and researchers nationwide. Learn about these and other aspects of the highly regarded PALS program.
Clinical Trials. More Options. More Hope.
Hear from a pancreatic survivor who has participated in clinical trials. Learn more about the process of a clinical trial and how our Patient and Liaison Services, (PALS), can help determine trial eligibility.
About Pancreatic Cancer
Learn basic information about the pancreas and pancreatic cancer from leading experts in the field. Dr. Margaret Tempero, Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and Dr. George Fisher, Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, provide a general overview of the disease, types of pancreatic cancer, and treatment options.
Tips for Caregivers and Family Members
Are you caring for someone with pancreatic cancer? Learn about ways to help your loved one cope with pancreatic cancer, as well as taking care of your own emotional well-being.
A Survivor Story: Diane Borrison
Diane Borrison, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2006, is now a committed advocate and volunteer of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. In this video, she discusses her journey through the disease, expresses her gratitude for "beating the odds", and explains why she continues to support our organization.
A Survivor Story: Henry de Graca
In 2008, Henry de Graca, a devoted grandfather and an avid tennis player from Northern California, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. In this video, he discusses how his diagnosis changed his priorities in life and how the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has helped him navigate his journey through the disease.
Margaret Tempero, MD: A Pancreatic Cancer Expert and Longtime Supporter
Margaret Tempero, MD, is the Director of the Pancreas Center at the University of California, San Francisco, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the university, and a long-term member of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Scientific Advisory Board. In this video, Dr. Tempero, a medical oncologist widely respected for her work in gastrointestinal cancers, explains how she initially came involved with the organization and why she continues to support its mission.
Lisa Niemi Swayze: Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
In this video created to draw attention to National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in 2011, Lisa Niemi Swayze encouraged present and future supporters of the organization to join efforts to know, fight and end the disease by Volunteering for Progress.
PSA with Actor Dana Delany
In this video created to draw attention to National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in 2011, Dana Delany encouraged present and future supporters of the organization to join efforts to know, fight and end the disease by Volunteering for Progress.
PSA with Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus
In this video created to draw attention to National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in 2011, Jack Nicklaus encouraged present and future supporters of the organization to join efforts to know, fight and end the disease by Volunteering for Progress.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network grant recipient Kimberly Kelly, PhD, discusses her research Kimberly Kelly, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, received the Laurie and Paul MacCaskill - Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - AACR Career Development Award in 2007. Since that time, she has leveraged that grant to secure significant additional funding from the National Cancer Institute, allowing her to make noteworthy advances in her own research efforts.
Fighting Pancreatic Cancer on Capitol Hill On February 16, 2011, supporters of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network held a press conference on Capitol Hill to announce the reintroduction of the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act in the 112th Congress. Among those in attendance were Pancreatic Cancer Action Network President and CEO Julie Fleshman, organization spokesperson Lisa Niemi Swayze, and bill co-sponsors Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ).
Lisa Niemi Swayze: Honoring Patrick’s memory Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Spokesperson Lisa Niemi Swayze helped raise national awareness during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in 2010 when she discussed her beloved husband Patrick Swayze’s fight against the disease and encouraged supporters to "Be a Hero in the Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer."
Zeshaan Rasheed, MD, PhD: Researcher, grantee and advocate Dr. Rasheed was awarded the Tempur-Pedic Retailers -- Pancreatic Cancer Action Network -- AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant in 2010. His research goal is to better understand the origin of the cancer stem cells (CSC), and to determine whether regular non-CSC cancer cells have the ability to become CSCs in response to particular external stimuli. He has participated in Advocacy Day in an effort to increase federal research funding into the disease.
Tyler Noesen: A Story of Courage
After seeing a doctor for what he thought was an injury from a soccer game, Tyler was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer when he was just 25 years old. Before his passing in January 2012 at age 30, he discussed his own journey with the disease and encouraged others to advocate for everyone facing the same struggle. (This video was a part of the 2010 “Be a Hero” campaign.)
David Dawson, MD, PhD: A researcher’s perspective
Dr. Dawson, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Research at UCLA, was awarded a Seena Magowitz – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award in 2008. This noted pancreatic cancer investigator shares his thoughts about the importance of advocacy and government funding in furthering critical research into the disease. (This video was a part of the “Be a Hero” campaign.)
Lisa Niemi Swayze: Support Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network spokesperson Lisa Niemi Swayze encouraged supporters to take action and become involved to help raise awareness during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November. (This video was a part of the “Be a Hero” campaign.)
Advocacy: Viewpoints of key legislators
U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and former U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL), the originating co-sponsors of the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act, discuss why advocacy efforts are so relevant in ensuring the landmark bill becomes a national priority with Members of Congress.
Furthering scientific research: RAISE THE CURE
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network board members and pancreatic research grant recipients discuss the importance of RAISE THE CURE, a funding initiative launched to encourage members of the scientific community to advance pancreatic cancer research.
Jai Pausch: A devoted advocate
Jai Pausch, a tireless advocate and member of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s National Board of Directors, reflects upon the inspiring courage her husband Randy Pausch displayed following his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, and the fortitude he showed when he traveled to Capitol Hill near the end of his life to petition Congress for increased federal research funding into the disease.
Revisiting Advocacy Day 2010
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network supporters talk about their belief in the importance of coming together for Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill to encourage government officials to increase federal funding for research into the disease