Founded in 1999, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the global leader in the fight against pancreatic cancer with a bold and comprehensive approach to Wage Hope through research, patient services, advocacy and community action. Our urgent mission is to improve outcomes for patients battling the disease today and double patient survival by 2020.


Why We Wage Hope

Pancreatic cancer kills more Americans than breast cancer and has a five-year survival of just 9 percent.1 The disease is the third leading cause of cancer-related death, and is projected to become the second around 2020.1,2

  •   Pancreatic cancer patients deserve better treatments and outcomes 
  •  Outcomes won’t improve without a greater investment in research 
  •   Research cannot advance without a strong scientific community pioneering breakthroughs 
  •   A community for progress will not grow without elevating national awareness of the cause 

1) American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2017. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2017, SEER-9 database
2) Rahib L, et al. Projecting Cancer Incidence and Deaths to 2030: The Unexpected Burden of Thyroid, Liver, and Pancreas Cancers in the United States. Cancer Res. 2014;74