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.)
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).
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.)
Revisiting Advocacy Day 2009
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
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.
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.
Andy Baldwin, MD: Why I am passionate about raising awareness of pancreatic cancer
U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Andrew Baldwin, MD, is a physician, humanitarian and U.S. Navy diver who also advocates for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Here, he discusses his passion for raising awareness from the perspective of a clinician and as someone who has lost a loved one to the disease.
Raise Your Voice: Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Survivors, caregivers and researchers encourage others to “Raise Your Voice” to help raise awareness and make difference during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November 2008.
Testifying before Congress: Randy Pausch, PhD
Dr. Pausch, author of the bestseller “The Last Lecture” and a beloved Carnegie Melon University professor, testified before the National Labor, Health & Human Services Subcommittee in 2008 shortly before his passing to share his personal story as a pancreatic cancer survivor and to urge Congress to make pancreatic cancer research a national priority.
Get the Facts about pancreatic cancer
Hear firsthand accounts from people who have been faced with pancreatic cancer and their struggles in coping with the disease. This video was shot and produced by a passionate communications student intern for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Randy Pausch, PhD: Every day matters
Shortly before his passing from pancreatic cancer in 2008, Dr. Pausch recorded this public service announcement to encourage more support for research into the disease.
Randy Pausch, PhD: A hero’s perspective
Dr. Pausch, a devoted advocate for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network as well as a husband and father of three, lost his fight with pancreatic cancer at age 47. Here, he shares the story of his battle with the disease and his belief in the potential of the scientific community to find the answers to its origins.
Leading the Fight: How you can get involved
Along with other supporters, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network President and CEO Julie Fleshman and other supporters of the organization discuss why and how they became involved with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and what their dedication means to them and the battle against the disease.