Making IMPACT for Pancreatic Cancer Together!
Most of our fundraisers, supporters, and volunteers, have been in one way or another, personally effected by this disease. We want to acknowledge what hardships you may have gone through (or are currently facing) and sincerely thank you for visiting our site!
WAYS YOU CAN MAKE AN IMPACT.
Walk, Run, or Choose your own!
Choose a walk, run, or any other activity that you like and work to raise donations leading up to your Event! Simply set up your participation page and we will be in touch!
DEDICATE YOUR RACE
Already registered for your next Race? Dedicate your participation to Pancreatic Cancer. Simply set up your participation page and together we will work towards our shared mission!
Creating a Facebook Fundraiser is easy: Click the Link below and Facebook will take you through the steps! Dedicate your Birthday or another important date to honor a loved one.
CREATE YOUR OWN FUNDRAISER
Create your own fun, choose something you already love to support pancreatic cancer! Simply set up your participation page, include the details of your fundraiser on your page, and get the word out!
Pancreatic cancer is expected to become the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related death by the year 2020. There are many reasons why the outcome for pancreatic cancer patients is bleaker than for most other cancer types. There are no reliable methods to detect the disease early, and there are very few effective treatment options.
Together with You our Mission is to promote awareness, increase education, and further pancreatic cancer research aimed at early diagnosis.
MAKE A RECURRING GIFT
Your monthly gift will go directly to promoting awareness, increasing education, furthering pancreatic cancer research aimed at early diagnosis and, helping patients and families impacted by the effects of pancreatic cancer. Simply select “Monthly” after choosing the amount you would like to give.
ABOUT PANCREATIC CANCER
The following excerpts are from our sister site Pancreatica.org
Pancreatica.org is dedicated to information, containing unique educational resources for patients, their caregivers, physicians and researchers, including medical literature abstracts that display a concentration of scientific articles.
The pancreas is a small, spongy organ which lies just under the curvature of the stomach and deep within the abdomen. The function of the pancreas is a complicated, but one could say that it primarily does two things …
There are no universally agreed upon firm guidelines for medical treatment for those patients with pancreatic cancer who are not candidates for surgery or who have a recurrence of the cancer after surgical resection…
Surgery for adenocarcinoma of the pancreas is only offered to patients whose tumor is localized and meets other criteria (please note earlier FAQ topics). Only about 15-20% of those individuals with pancreatic cancer will be found to be eligible for surgery…
Pancreatic cancer in the early stages typically causes vague nonspecific symptoms. These symptoms and signs may include poor appetite, weight loss, abdominal or back pain, Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin, dark colored urine and/or light colored bowel movements) …
The true specific cause of pancreatic cancer in an individual is generally never known. But there are population level studies which demonstrate associations between specific behaviors or characteristics and pancreatic cancer. And pancreatic cancer is more common in some families …
Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas (islet cell tumors) including carcinoid tumors are much less common than tumors arising from the exocrine pancreas. Reports often indicate that there are about two to three thousand cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year…
Genetic Testing for Pancreatic Cancer
PROPOSED: Every newly diagnosed person with pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) should receive genetic screening prior to beginning treatment – to test for germline genetic mutations in the homologous recombination DNA repair pathway, including genes such as BRCA1, BRCA2, PALB2, and others. These results, in from 12% to 17% of pancreatic cancer patients, suggest that treatment that includes DNA cross-linking agents such as platinum compounds or PARP inhibitors may be superior to standard best practices therapy.
OFFER: Color Genomics offers a 30-gene cancer panel for $224 (normally $249) when the Promotion Code “PANCREATIC” is entered at checkout (price will reduce upon entering this code). This is a physician-ordered saliva kit. Click Here for more information
RATIONALE: The age of precision medicine in pancreatic cancer is approaching … [MORE]
Cancer Patients Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Initiatives include, ToFightCancer.com and Pancreatica.org. All Donations are tax-deductible.
Pancreatic cancer is expected to become the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related death by the year 2020. There are many reasons why the outcome for pancreatic cancer patients is much bleaker than for most other cancer types. There are no reliable methods to detect the disease early, and there are very few effective treatment options.
|There remains a dire need for more research and an increase in focused funding for pancreatic cancer. Your Donation will go directly to promoting awareness, increasing education, and furthering pancreatic cancer research aimed at early diagnosis.|
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