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Julie Fleshman, President and CEO of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
is Honored with the Distinguished Public Service Award from the
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research. Its reputation for scientific breadth and excellence attract the premier researchers in the field. The programs and services of the AACR foster the exchange of knowledge and new ideas among scientists dedicated to cancer research, provide training opportunities for the next generation of cancer researchers, and increase public understanding of cancer.

Former AACR President Tyler Jacks, PhD and AACR CEO Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (right) congratulate Pancreatic Cancer Action Network President and CEO Julie Fleshman as she receives the AACR’s Award for Distinguished Public Service.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is proud of the recognition bestowed to Julie Fleshman for her leadership and vision over the past ten years in shaping the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network into a national organization that is leading the fight against pancreatic cancer.

"I am extremely honored to be recognized by the AACR with the Public Service Award,” stated Fleshman. “This recognition is a symbol that the pancreatic cancer movement is growing and increasing in size and strength. We are extremely grateful to the AACR for helping us to provide hope to the pancreatic cancer community.”

The AACR Distinguished Public Service Award was presented at the AACR 101st Annual Meeting 2010 during the opening ceremony on Sunday, April 18. Fleshman, along with John Niederhuber, M.D., director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Jon Huntsman, founder of the Huntsman Corporation, were chosen by the AACR’s Board of Directors in recognition of their commitment and dedication to the fight against cancer and their efforts to increase public awareness and raise funds for research, treatment and support of people with cancer.

To read the press release about this significant honor for Julie Fleshman, please click here

To watch Ms. Fleshman’s interview on receiving the Distinguished Public Service Award from the AACR, and why the relationship with the AACR is so important to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the pancreatic cancer community, please click here

To watch Ms Fleshman’s acceptance speech upon receiving the Distinguished Public Service Award from the AACR, please click here (NOTE: Ms. Fleshman’s acceptance speech is about 15 minutes into the video, or you can select “Slide 9” on the right side of the screen and use the scroll bar to navigate down to Slide 9).

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