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Latest Pancreatic Cancer Action Stories

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:...

2013-11-15 12:24:28

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has teamed up with the cast of the USA Network primetime show "Royal Pains" to educate fans and the general public about the severity of pancreatic cancer. Mark Feuerstein, who plays Dr. Hank Lawson, the talented and respected doctor behind a Hamptons medical practice, appears in a new public service announcement (PSA) for the organization with co-stars Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty, Brooke...

2013-11-05 12:29:29

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Urges People to "Like the Fight" MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is calling attention to pancreatic cancer during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November. The organization is urging Americans to join the movement to defeat pancreatic cancer and "Like the Fight." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111004/LA79914LOGO) Pancreatic cancer is currently the fourth leading cause of cancer...

2013-11-05 12:28:34

Pentel® introduces products to kick off National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pentel of America, Ltd. and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network® have joined forces to increase awareness and raise funds to support research and advocacy to fight pancreatic cancer. November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and Pentel is pleased to announce products that directly contribute funding back to the Pancreatic Cancer Action...

2013-11-05 08:36:23

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 4,500 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 Philadelphia 2013 on November 9, 2013. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/63440-pancreatic-cancer-action-network-philadelphia (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111004/LA79914LOGO)...

2013-10-23 08:30:58

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 400 guests attended the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's 16(th) Annual 'An Evening with the Stars' gala on Saturday, October 19 at the iconic Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The fundraising event raised more than $750,000 to support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's effort to double the survival rate of pancreatic cancer by 2020. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111004/LA79914LOGO) This...

2013-09-18 23:28:00

Medical experts from top Michigan hospitals collaborating as honorary co-chairs for this fifth annual event. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 More than 3,000 people will run and walk to raise funds and awareness about pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States, at PurpleStride Detroit 2013 on September 29, 2013 at the Detroit Zoo. The event will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the national organization creating hope in a...

2013-09-17 12:29:50

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will join more than 160 organizations on Capitol Hill on September 18, 2013 to call on Congress to protect federal funding for medical research. Special guest Lisa Niemi, Chief Ambassador of Hope at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, will be among the attendees. Her husband, actor Patrick Swayze, lost his life to pancreatic cancer in September 2009. (Logo:...