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2014-06-17 08:28:03

Nearly 500 Pancreatic Cancer Advocates Head to Capitol Hill Today MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 500 people from across the country are on Capitol Hill today for the eighth annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day urging Congress to stomp on pancreatic cancer by stepping up federal research funding. Advocates from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will call on Congress to provide $5.26 billion for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for FY15 and...

2014-06-10 08:24:53

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 5,000 people will run and walk a 5K course to raise funds and awareness about pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States, at PurpleStride Washington, D.C. 2014 presented by the Eileen McCarthy Gallant Family on June 14. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2014-06-04 20:22:06

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Research, and Gateway for Cancer Research Award More Than $1.2 Million in Grants MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Cancer Research (RTF-CCR) and Gateway for Cancer Research have joined forces to fight one of the deadliest and hardest-to-treat cancers. The strategic collaboration has provided $1 million to facilitate...

2014-05-06 08:36:12

Grants Funded in Honor of Beloved Anthropologist and One of Nation's Most Influential Mutual Fund Investment Authorities MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has received $2 million to fund promising clinical research. Contributions of $1 million each were made in honor of Ruth Fredman Cernea and Skip Viragh. The funding will support two Research Acceleration Network (RAN) Grants, which are among the 14 grants being funded by the...

2014-05-01 08:34:14

MM-398 in Combination with 5-FU and Leucovorin Provides New Treatment Option for Patients Previously Treated with Gemcitabine MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is pleased to announce that today Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (Merrimack) reported a 1.9 month improvement in survival for patients treated with the combination of its drug, MM-398, with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and leucovorin. According to Merrimack, the NAPOLI-1...

2014-04-29 08:31:46

LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 2,000 people will run and walk a 5K course to raise funds and awareness about pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States, at PurpleStride Los Angeles 2014 on May 3, 2014. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7202751-pancreatic-cancer-action-network-purplestride-los-angeles-walk-run-may-3...

2014-04-22 16:26:40

CHICAGO, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands will run and walk to raise funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States, at PurpleStride Chicago 2014 on April 26, 2014. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7052653-fight-against-pancreatic-cancer-at-purplestride-chicago-walk-run http://www.multivu.com/assets/7052653/photos/7052653-DSC-0926-md.JPG?1398113892...

2014-03-03 08:33:02

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network commends the National Cancer Institute (NCI), under the leadership of Harold E. Varmus, M.D., for issuing a report that takes important steps needed to make significant advances for one of our nation's deadliest cancers. The report is a result of the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act, championed by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Leonard Lance (R-NJ),...

2014-01-14 12:27:38

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network welcomes Hilarie Koplow-McAdams to its National Board of Directors. Koplow-McAdams is a software industry executive from the San Francisco Bay Area, and joins the organization in honor of her father who passed away in 2012 after a nearly two year battle with pancreatic cancer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111004/LA79914LOGO) "I watched my father battle pancreatic cancer with...

2014-01-06 08:27:52

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- January marks the annual observance of National Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trials Awareness Month. The five year survival rate of pancreatic cancer is just six percent. In the effort to highlight the urgent need to improve the survival rate for this disease, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is educating the public about clinical trials and the critical role they play in making scientific progress. (Logo:...


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