List of Pancreatic Cancer Foundations, Charities And Advocacy Groups

Pancreatic cancer foundations aims at increasing the survival rate for people diagnosed with this harmful disease

Pancreatic cancer foundations aims at increasing the survival rate for people diagnosed with this harmful disease

There are many organizations which provide support to patients dealing with Pancreatic Cancer. Through this blog post, I am discussing few of these foundations which you may find useful for yourself or a family member.

1.     American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society was founded in 1913 with the name ‘American Society for the Control of Cancer’ (ASCC) by 15 prominent physicians and business leaders in New York City. John R. Seffrin, PhD is the Chief Executive Officer of this society. It is a national organization working to get rid of cancer through research, advocacy and service.  Among its many services, ACS has a call center that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer questions about cancer and link callers with resources in their communities.

2.     Cancer Care: Cancer Care was founded in 1944. Dr. Sullivan is the Chief Executive Officer of this organization. It is a national non-profit organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer. Cancer Care programs including counseling, education, financial assistance and practical help are provided by trained oncology social workers which are completely free.

3.     Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Foundation: The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing pancreatic cancer research and providing information, resources and support to pancreatic cancer patients and their families and is incorporated in the State of California. This foundation was founded by Agi Hirshberg in 1997. The foundation has raised more than 11 million dollars for pancreatic cancer research.

4.     Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. This organization is founded in 1999 by Pamela Acosta. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The organization aims at increasing the survival rate for people diagnosed with this harmful disease through a bold initiative—The Vision of Progress: Double the Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rate by 2020. The foundation has raised over 3.1 million dollars for pancreatic cancer research.

5.     Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation: The Rolfe Foundation is founded by the family and friends of Michael Rolfe in 1999. The Rolfe Foundation functions as a catalyst for the early diagnosis and ultimate treatment of pancreatic cancer by funding advanced medical research, public awareness initiatives and educational programs. The Foundation also seeks to increase the quality and quantity of emotional and psychological support services for pancreatic cancer patients and their families through partnerships with organizations that specialize in this type of care.

Listed below are some clinical trials investigating new treatments for Pancreatic Cancer.

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