The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Mission of Pancan

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, or Pancan for short, is a small, non-profit organization trying to help fund research. Pancan's vision is to make sure people who have been diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer can live longer, healthier lives.

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What is Pancreatic Cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is a deadly cancer, which is considered the "silent" disease as its symptoms aren't obvious. Pancreatic cancer has infected almost 44,000 people in the United States, and that number is ever increasing. It forms when cells in the pancreas grow and divide uncontrollably growing into a tumor. When patients are finally treated, the cancer has typically spread too much, making a full cure, unachievable. Treatment helps the patients live a longer and hopefully healthier life.


Pancan is a non-profit organization, so all of your donations will go to the patients whose family's lives and their own are being affected by pancreatic cancer. Here you can see how the funding from donations has been spent since 2010. Please consider donating, as that money could be used to save many lives.

Purple Stride

Saturday, Nov. 3rd 2012 at 8pm

Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA

5K Race in Philadelphia to raise funds to donate to Pancan. More info here.

Works Cited

"Pancreatic Cancer Action Network." Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2012. <>.

"Pennsylvania - PurpleStride Philadelphia 2012." Pennsylvania - PurpleStride Philadelphia 2012. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2012. <>.