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The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is dedicated to fighting the world’s toughest cancer. In our urgent mission to save lives, we attack pancreatic cancer on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy. Our effort is amplified by a nationwide network of grassroots support. We are determined to improve patient outcomes today and to double survival by 2020.

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Current Facts and Figures*

  • 9 Percent Survival Rate

    Pancreatic cancer has the lowest five-year survival rate of any major cancer, at only 9 percent.

  • Third Leading Cause of Cancer-Related Death in the U.S.

    Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, and it is anticipated to become the second around 2020.

  • Kills More Individuals than Breast Cancer

    More patients will die from pancreatic cancer than breast cancer in 2018.

*American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2018. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2018, SEER-9 database

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  • Breakfast is often labeled the most important meal, and for good reason. A meal to begin your day can improve [...]

  • The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s (PanCAN) National Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C., was a success, thanks to hundreds of advocates [...]

  • Upon diagnosis, pancreatic cancer patients should work closely with their healthcare team in making treatment decisions. Among the points to [...]

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President & CEO Julie Fleshman

Julie Fleshman, JD, MBA, serves as president and CEO of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a 130 employee organization with a budget of more than $33 million. She became involved in the nonprofit shortly after its founding in 1999 – and soon after her father died from pancreatic cancer at age 52. Read her biography

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