94% of all revenue goes towards our programs, with only 6% towards MANAGEMENT AND GENERAL EXPENSES.
CONFRONTING PANCREATIC CANCER
Our Hopeful Mission:
Pancreatic cancer, one of the least funded and most challenging cancers, has long held a daunting prognosis. However, we hold onto hope and strive for a future where early diagnoses and effective treatments are commonplace.
While less than 10% of people with this disease may survive past five years, there’s a beacon of hope—early detection can significantly improve survival rates, rising to nearly 40% if the tumor is confined to the pancreas. Despite the challenges, it’s crucial to remember, hope persists and advancements are possible.
We understand the increase in pancreatic cancer cases and its prediction to become the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. by 2030 is alarming. Pancreatica.org stands as a beacon of light, providing timely information and support to those in need, fervently focusing on bolstering research for early diagnosis.
Our overarching goal at Cancer Patients Alliance, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (tax ID #77-0569948), is to empower patients, providers, and caregivers to enhance treatment strategies and combat this formidable disease effectively. We aspire to be a community where everyone affected by pancreatic cancer can find the support, care, and hope they need.
We are here for you:
In these trying times, we are here to provide unwavering support, advocacy, and reliable patient services, fostering a community of hope and strength. Join us in our journey, and let’s build a hopeful tomorrow together.
Every donation, fully tax-deductible, fuels our commitment and brings us a step closer to a world where pancreatic cancer is no longer a silent threat but a manageable condition. Recently, a seasoned specialist told us that we had the highest social good to donation ratio that they had ever seen in any non-profit. We put all donations to serious use toward the mission of fighting pancreatic cancer. Less than 8% of donated funds are used for management expenses.
Pancreatic Cancer Topics of Interest
The pancreas is a small, spongy organ which lies just under the curvature of the stomach and deep within the abdomen. The function of the pancreas is a complicated, but one could say that it primarily does two things …
There are no universally agreed upon firm guidelines for medical treatment for those patients with pancreatic cancer who are not candidates for surgery or who have a recurrence of the cancer after surgical resection…
Surgery for adenocarcinoma of the pancreas is only offered to patients whose tumor is localized and meets other criteria (please note earlier FAQ topics). Only about 15-20% of those individuals with pancreatic cancer will be found to be eligible for surgery…
Pancreatic cancer in the early stages typically causes vague nonspecific symptoms. These symptoms and signs may include poor appetite, weight loss, abdominal or back pain, Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin, dark colored urine and/or light colored bowel movements) …
The true specific cause of pancreatic cancer in an individual is generally never known. But there are population level studies which demonstrate associations between specific behaviors or characteristics and pancreatic cancer. And pancreatic cancer is more common in some families …
Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas (islet cell tumors) including carcinoid tumors are much less common than tumors arising from the exocrine pancreas. Reports often indicate that there are about two to three thousand cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year…
Most of our fundraisers, supporters, and volunteers, have been in one way or another, personally effected by this disease. We want to acknowledge what hardships you may have gone through (or are currently facing) and sincerely thank you for visiting our site!
Join us in our effort to fight pancreatic cancer. Donations go directly to promoting awareness, increasing education, furthering pancreatic cancer research aimed at early diagnosis and, helping patients and families impacted by the effects of pancreatic cancer. All Donations are tax-deductible.
The incidence of African Americans who get pancreatic cancer is 50-90% higher than the general population in the United States. Studies have shown that African Americans are more likely than any other race to get pancreatic cancer. They are also twice as likely to be diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer. At every disease stage, African Americans demonstrate poorer outcomes including increased mortality rates from pancreatic cancer . . .
The National Pancreas Foundation has created a pancreas disease early education and awareness campaign with a focus on pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis in the Black/African American community throughout the United States. Click Here for More !
Making IMPACT for Pancreatic Cancer Together!
Together with You our Mission is to promote awareness, increase education, and further pancreatic cancer research aimed at early diagnosis.
Your Cause, Your Way: Personalize Your Own Pancreatic Cancer Fundraiser
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HONOR A LOVED ONE
BY SHARING YOUR STORY
You can honor your loved one by sharing your story with us. Whether it’s your personal story, honoring a friend or relative’s journey, or why you support the cause, we want to hear from you!
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