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Pancreatic Cancer

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society (ACS) was originally established as the American Society for the Control of Cancer in 1913, and became the ACS in 1945. ACS is the voluntary organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. It conducts and supports programs of research, education, and service to the cancer patient. The Society's immediate goal of saving more lives is served through educating the public about prevention and early detection of cancer, the importance of prompt treatment, and the possibilities of cure, through educating the medical profession to the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and through direct service to the cancer patient and the patient's family. Public education activities include a toll-free cancer information services publication of a variety of pamphlets, educational programs conducted in schools and communities, and presentation of materials in the mass media. The Society has a comprehensive professional education program designed to motivate physicians, dentists, and nurses to use the best cancer management techniques. The Society conducts service and rehabilitation programs for cancer patients and their families. ACS supports cancer research through several types of research grants and disseminates the research results. ACS has 17 divisions as well as over 3400 local units.

Review Date: June 25, 2009

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Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Founded in 1997, the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing pancreatic cancer research, and providing information, resources and support to pancreatic cancer patients and their families.

Review Date: February 08, 2012

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National Pancreas Foundation

The National Pancreas Foundation is the only foundation dedicated to patients who are suffering from all forms of pancreas disease- pediatric pancreatitis, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Our mission is to provide patients with the most current information on diagnostic tools, medical and alternative treatments, a directory of physicians who specialize in pancreatology, and clinical trials.

Review Date: February 08, 2012

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. (PanCAN), established in 1999, is the first national patient advocacy organization for the pancreatic cancer community. PanCAN works to focus national attention on the need to find a cure for pancreatic cancer. We provide public and professional education embracing the urgent need for more research, effective treatments, prevention programs and early detection methods. PanCAN also funds research grants for pancreatic cancer, as well as providing patient services. Volunteers across the country help us to accomplish our goals.

Review Date: May 12, 2011

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Pancreatica Initiative

The purpose of Pancreatic.org is to serve as a worldwide gathering point on the Internet for the latest news and disinterested information in regard to clinical trials and other responsible medical care in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. The site is funded and maintained by the Cancer Patients Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the State of California.

Review Date: April 11, 2011

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