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A Message from the President and CEO

Our guest columnist for Pancreas Matters this month is David Tuveson, MD, PhD, Senior Group Leader at the CRUK Cambridge Research Institute in England. Dave received one of our first research grants in 2003 and joined our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) in 2006. He has served as the Chair of the SAB for the past two years. His Chair term ends on June 30 and we'd like to offer our deep appreciation for his leadership and service on the SAB. Dave now has an exciting opportunity to move back to the United States and lead a pancreatic cancer lab at Cold Spring Harbor; he will also assume a new role as director of research at the Lustgarten Foundation. We are proud of Dave's accomplishments and look forward to working with him in his new roles.

In related news, Dr. Anirban Maitra will begin serving as Chair of the SAB effective July 1. Anirban will serve as our guest columnist for the July edition of
Pancreas Matters .

With warm regards,

Julie Fleshman, JD, MBA
President and CEO
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network




Dear Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Friends:

With heartfelt admiration, I bid you farewell from the Scientific Advisory Board of one of the best advocacy groups I have ever encountered: the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

When I was a young medical student in the 1980s, I became incensed at a new disease killing many of my patients, and thus I had the opportunity to meet clinical and lay advocates who tirelessly plotted strategies to combat the scourge of AIDS. From the late '80s to the mid '90s there was a wave of change in the fight against AIDS with the arrival of triple therapy, huge research funding increases, and a heightened public awareness of the disease due to a very active and effective advocacy movement.

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