BENEFITING: PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK INC
Survival for pancreatic cancer has always remained in the single digits. Today, the five-year relative survival rate is still just 7 percent. A study by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network predicts that by 2020, pancreatic cancer will surpass breast and colorectal cancer to become the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network intends to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020 and prevent this dire prediction from becoming reality by pressing ahead with: advancing research, building and sustaining federal support, providing information and education for patients and families living with the disease and raising awareness of the devastating impact of pancreatic cancer.