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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Pancreatic Cancer: 16 Warning Signs You Should Know

Julie Fleshman | Posted 11.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Fleshman

Today marks the start of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month - a time to take action against the deadliest major cancer with a five-year survival rate of just 8 percent.

Can Collaboration Cure Cancer?

Julie Fleshman | Posted 10.05.2016 | Science
Julie Fleshman

What would it look like if researchers, clinicians, and diagnostic and drug developers created an unprecedented model of collaboration and data sharing to solve one of the country's biggest challenges: cancer?

It's Not Impossible to See True Progress in Pancreatic Cancer

Julie Fleshman | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Julie Fleshman

Today, nearly 700 pancreatic cancer advocates, including over 100 survivors, will join me on Capitol Hill to urge Congress to increase federal funding for cancer research.

Mountain-Moving Volunteers Raise their Voices, Demand Change for Pancreatic Cancer

Julie Fleshman | Posted 04.26.2016 | Impact
Julie Fleshman

It was the spring of 2000 in San Francisco and I was volunteering with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. My role was to host a booth, speak with a...

Picking up the Pieces

Julie Fleshman | Posted 02.16.2017 | Healthy Living
Julie Fleshman

I remember my dad tinkering with his wrench to remove the training wheels from my bicycle. "You're ready," he reassured me. As he guided me down ...

Pancreatic Cancer Deaths Surpass Breast Cancer; It's Time to Wage Hope

Julie Fleshman | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living
Julie Fleshman

Thanks to years of research and advocacy in the breast cancer community, patients have better treatments, earlier detection and screening tools and deaths from the disease are declining.

Running the NYC Marathon and What I Wore

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Like many people over 50, I was worried about running, because I had heard that running, or even strenuous walking, can hurt our joints. Research shows, however, that it won't, if done right.

Life After 50: I'm Running to Raise Awareness of Pancreatic Cancer... Because I Can

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.06.2011 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

In early January, not knowing how else to express my grief, frustration, and fear, I decided to run in the ING NYC Marathon to raise much-needed money for research, treatment and support of those who contract pancreatic cancer.