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Jan 19, 2016, 11:50 ET
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Awareness Needed For Deadly Disease That Claimed Life Of Alan Rickman

 In honor of the passing of Alan Rickman, an accomplished theater and film actor best known for his role as Professor Severus Snape in the...

Jan 07, 2016, 18:54 ET

More Patients Will Die From Pancreatic Cancer Than Breast Cancer

 Pancreatic cancer is expected to surpass breast cancer to become the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United...

Jan 06, 2016, 16:05 ET
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Pancreatic Cancer Patients Encouraged To Consider Clinical Trial Enrollment

 With no effective screening method and few treatment options, an estimated 72 percent of pancreatic cancer patients will die in the first year...

Nov 02, 2015, 13:55 ET
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It's Time To Wage Hope In November For One Of The Nation's Deadliest Cancers

 With a five-year survival rate of just seven percent, pancreatic cancer is one of the nation's deadliest cancers. The Pancreatic Cancer Action...

Oct 26, 2015, 09:00 ET
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The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Is Leading The Way To Change Pancreatic Cancer History With $200 Million By 2020

 The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is leading the way to change the course of history for pancreatic cancer with a new goal to raise $200...

Oct 22, 2015, 14:15 ET
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FDA Approves Post-Gemcitabine Therapy For Patients With Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

 Today, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a novel therapy for patients with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma – the...

Oct 21, 2015, 07:02 ET
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It's Time To Wage Hope In The Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer At PurpleStride DFW Presented By Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP & Goldman Sachs

Pancreatic cancer is one of the nation's deadliest cancers, with a five-year survival rate of just seven percent. To improve these statistics and...

Oct 21, 2015, 06:08 ET
PurpleStride participants Wage Hope in the fight against pancreatic cancer

Thousands Of Supporters Will Wage Hope At PurpleStride Philadelphia Presented By Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center At Thomas Jefferson University

 Pancreatic cancer is one of the nation's deadliest cancers, with a five-year survival rate of just seven percent. To change the future for...

Oct 15, 2015, 09:02 ET
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It's Time To Wage Hope In The Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer At PurpleStride Puget Sound Presented By LEVL Now

 Pancreatic cancer is one of the nation's deadliest cancers, with a five-year survival rate of just seven percent. To improve these statistics...

Sep 08, 2015, 13:56 ET
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Nearly $10 Million To Be Invested To Support Pancreatic Cancer Research

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will invest nearly $9.7 million in research in 2016, representing a more than 40 percent increase over last...

Aug 04, 2015, 06:08 ET
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Change The Future For Pancreatic Cancer At PurpleStride Boston

 Currently only seven percent of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States will survive more than five years. When Bostonian...

Jul 21, 2015, 10:00 ET
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the national organization working to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. To learn more, please visit www.pancan.org.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Welcomes New Members To Its Prestigious Scientific And Medical Advisory Board

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is pleased to announce Steven Leach, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, as the newly...

Jun 23, 2015, 10:38 ET
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More Than 600 Pancreatic Cancer Advocates Head To Capitol Hill Today To Call On Congress To Wage Hope In The Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer

More than 600 pancreatic cancer advocates from across the country are gathering on Capitol Hill today for National Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day...

Jun 09, 2015, 09:45 ET
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization working to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. To learn more about the Clinical Trial Finder, please visit clinicaltrials.pancan.org or call 877-272-6226 to speak with a Patient Central Associate.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's Enhanced Patient Services and Clinical Initiatives to Transform the Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer

 As the leader in the field, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is aiming to transform the country's system for pancreatic cancer healthcare...

Jun 04, 2015, 06:02 ET
PurpleStride Washington, D.C. 5K timed run and awareness walk on June 13, 2015 at Freedom Plaza

Wage Hope In The Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer At Freedom Plaza

 Just seven percent of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States this year will survive more than five years. 5,000...

Jun 02, 2015, 09:45 ET

Researchers Leverage Funding From Pancreatic Cancer Action Network To Continue High-Priority Research For One Of The Nation's Deadliest Diseases

 A comprehensive evaluation of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Research Grants Program has shown that the organization's grant recipients...

Apr 27, 2015, 09:08 ET
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Fight The Fourth Leading Cause Of Cancer Death In The United States At PurpleStride Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- When a person in the United States is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer they may learn any...

Apr 23, 2015, 06:12 ET
Previous years PurpleStride Detroit event participants raising awareness about pancreatic cancer

Wage Hope In The Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer At PurpleStride Detroit On Ford Field

 Only seven percent of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States will survive more than five years. This year the Pancreatic...

Apr 22, 2015, 07:08 ET
Participants make stride at PurpleStride Chicago 2014

Fight Pancreatic Cancer At PurpleStride Chicago

 Currently only seven percent of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States will survive more than five years. More than...

Apr 02, 2015, 06:08 ET
Samantha Myers, Affiliate Chair for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's New York City Affiliate, attending a New York Yankees baseball game with her father, Dick Myers, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer a few short months after diagnosis.

Join The Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer At PurpleStride New York City

Currently only seven percent of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States will survive more than five years. More than 3,000...