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Aug 29, 2017, 06:00 ET Twin Cities Turns Purple to End Pancreatic Cancer on September 16

The Twin Cities will turn purple as thousands participate in PurpleRideStride Minnesota, the road to end pancreatic cancer on Sept. 16. The...


Aug 14, 2017, 10:00 ET Breakthrough Study By Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Grantee Evaluates Tumor Growth In Obese Vs. Lean Mice

Obesity is a known risk factor for pancreatic cancer, a disease with a five-year survival of only 9 percent, but little is known about how, or if,...


Jul 11, 2017, 05:00 ET Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Bolsters Its Distinguished Scientific And Medical Advisory Board

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), the largest organization tackling the world's toughest cancer, today announced that five national...


Feb 27, 2017, 08:00 ET Raising Visibility: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Hires Its First Chief Communications Officer

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) has hired its first chief communications officer, Michael Rosen, to provide strategic oversight for...


Jul 21, 2016, 06:00 ET Wage Hope Against Pancreatic Cancer at Inaugural PurpleStride Louisville

 More patients will die from pancreatic cancer than breast cancer this year, moving pancreatic cancer from the fourth to the third-leading...


Jul 20, 2016, 11:39 ET Wage Hope Against Pancreatic Cancer At PurpleStride Boston

More patients will die from pancreatic cancer than breast cancer this year, moving pancreatic cancer from the fourth to the third-leading cause of...


Jul 12, 2016, 11:07 ET Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Welcomes Four Visionary Leaders To Its Scientific And Medical Advisory Board

 The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network adds four esteemed leaders from across the country to its Scientific and Medical Advisory Board (SMAB)....


Jul 08, 2016, 15:11 ET Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Announces New Chair, Vice Chair And Member To National Board Of Directors

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is pleased to announce new leadership to its National Board of Directors. Jeanne Weaver Ruesch was named...


Jun 30, 2016, 18:06 ET Pancreatic Cancer Researchers Receive Prestigious Grants To Tackle Deadliest Major Cancer

 By the year 2020, pancreatic cancer is expected to move from the third to the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United...


Jun 20, 2016, 05:00 ET Pancreatic Cancer Advocates Unite on Capitol Hill to Urge Congress to Make the Impossible Possible by Increasing Funding for Cancer Research

Nearly 700 pancreatic cancer advocates from across the country, including more than 100 survivors, will gather on Capitol Hill tomorrow to make the...


Jun 03, 2016, 13:03 ET Freedom Plaza To Turn Purple In The Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer At PurpleStride Washington, D.C.

More patients will die from pancreatic cancer than breast cancer this year, moving pancreatic cancer from the fourth to the third-leading cause of...


May 19, 2016, 18:18 ET The Time Is Now To Join The Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer At PurpleStride Indianapolis

 More patients will die from pancreatic cancer than breast cancer this year, moving pancreatic cancer from the fourth to the third-leading...


May 19, 2016, 18:11 ET The Time Is Now To Join The Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer At PurpleStride Cleveland

 More patients will die from pancreatic cancer than breast cancer this year, moving pancreatic cancer from the fourth to the third-leading...


May 19, 2016, 13:47 ET Celebrate Life At PurpleStride San Francisco

More patients will die from pancreatic cancer than breast cancer this year, moving pancreatic cancer from the fourth to the third-leading cause of...


May 11, 2016, 05:00 ET Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Joins More Than 40 Global Pancreatic Cancer Organizations At Inaugural Meeting

 The first-ever World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition (WPCC) will gather for its inaugural meeting in Orlando, Fla., on May 11, bringing together...


Apr 26, 2016, 12:24 ET Ford Field To Turn Purple At PurpleStride Detroit On May 14

 More patients will die from pancreatic cancer than breast cancer this year, moving pancreatic cancer from the fourth to the third-leading...


Apr 25, 2016, 07:00 ET Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Research Study Most Cited Paper From 2014 In The Prestigious Journal Cancer Research

 A research study conducted by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network was the most cited paper of 2014 in the journal Cancer Research. To date,...


Apr 13, 2016, 12:36 ET Chief Research Officer, Vice President Of Scientific And Medical Affairs Named At The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

 The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is proud to announce Lynn Matrisian, PhD, MBA, as inaugural Chief Research Officer for the organization....


Apr 06, 2016, 08:00 ET Renewed Research Effort Focuses On "Undruggable" Mutation Found In 95 Percent Of Pancreatic Cancers

 Nearly all patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer are found to have a KRAS mutation, part of the RAS family of genes. To better understand...


Feb 24, 2016, 18:17 ET Pivotal Research Study Identifies Four Subtypes of Pancreatic Cancer

Today, researchers from the Australian Pancreatic Cancer Genome Initiative (APGI) published a pivotal study in the journal Nature that identified...


Jan 19, 2016, 11:50 ET 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 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 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 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...