Congress sets the spending priorities and funds the federal government each year. That’s why our advocacy efforts are focused on reaching and inﬂuencing members of the 116th Congress. PanCAN advocates (that’s you!) accelerate progress by urging Congress – on both sides of the aisle – to prioritize pancreatic cancer and lifesaving cancer research so scientific progress continues for the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Join our fight.
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In 2019, PanCAN advocates delivered a win when Congress created a program dedicated to pancreatic cancer research at the Department of Defense. The creation of this program had been PanCAN’s top legislative initiative since 2017. It’s a huge win for the pancreatic cancer community and a big step forward.
This year, we’re urging Congress to increase funding for the program from $6 million to $10 million to help provide greater opportunities for research to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients.Learn More Take Action
The NIH is the single largest source of pancreatic cancer research. This year, PanCAN is urging Congress to increase the investment to $44.7 billion for the NIH and $6.9 billion for NCI.Learn More Take Action