Deliver Your Diagnosis or Treatment with a Prescription for Hope.
There are choices for pancreatic cancer patients. The choices begin with knowledge. Tell your patients to contact the Patient and Liaison Services (PALS) program at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Patients will find hope here.
Dedicated PALS Associates are available by phone or email to provide a variety of resources including:
- Personalized and simplified clinical trials searches using our database – the most comprehensive and accurate in the United States. We recommend that all patients consider clinical trials each time a new treatment approach is discussed.
- Information about diagnosis and treatment options.
- Connections with survivors and caregivers for support and encouragement.
- Excellent education materials can be sent to both patients and physicians. Order here.
All PALS services are free of charge.
Contact PALS, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., PT. 877-272-6226
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