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We have invested tens of millions of dollars in research grants to advance science and medicine and improve outcomes for patients. See the impact.

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Our Published Research

As part of our strategic approach to double survival by 2020, our Scientific and Medical Affairs team conducts independent and collaborative research to drive progress and improve patients’ lives.

“We do not stand on the sidelines. We are in the field, working with researchers to make real progress for patients.”
— Lynn Matrisian, PhD, MBA,Chief Science Officer Explore Our Research

Precision PromiseSM is a groundbreaking initiative to dramatically improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients through a transformative, patient-centric clinical trial and research platform that continuously and rapidly evaluates novel treatment options.

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Grants Program Evaluation

For every $1 awarded by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network from 2003 to 2015, our grantees were able to secure an additional $11.01 in subsequent pancreatic cancer research funding. Our grantees are also able to impressively publish their research and build the scientific literature focused on pancreatic cancer.

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Scientific and Medical Advisory Board

Our Scientific and Medical Advisory Board (SMAB) Research Committee is composed of renowned scientists and clinicians from institutions across the U.S. who provide scientific and clinical expertise to help shape our research initiatives. Meet our members.

Clinical Trials

Pancreatic cancer patients who participate in clinical research have better outcomes. Every treatment available today was approved through a clinical trial. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network strongly recommends clinical trials at diagnosis and during every treatment decision.

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