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By offering grants for basic, translational and clinical research in pancreatic cancer to scientists and clinicians at various career levels, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will Wage Hope in the fight against the disease by advancing the field to make progress toward the goal of doubling survival by 2020.

Since 2003, we have awarded 159 grants to 158 scientists at 58 institutions and our cumulative research investment is projected to be over $48.5 million to date, including our competitive Research Grants Program and internal research initiatives.

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Evaluation of Research Grants Program

Every other year, we thoroughly evaluate our research grants program to assess its effectiveness in building a comprehensive research community and moving the science toward a cure. Read more about the impact of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network research grants program.

Public Access Publication Policy

View the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Public Access Publication Policy, effective for 2013 research grant recipients and beyond. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network funds grants for biomedical research in order to better understand the causes of pancreatic cancer and to advance its prevention, detection, treatment and cure. The main output of this research is new knowledge. To ensure this knowledge can be accessed, read, applied and built upon in fulfillment of our goals, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network expects its researchers to publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals.

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