Pancreatic Cancer Organizations and Information

Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy and Research Organizations

The John A. Braeckel Family Fund for Pancreatic Cancer ResearchGifts to this account support pancreatic cancer research in the Department of Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and specifically the work of Dr. Michael House.  Direct link to give: click here.

 

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Hirschberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

The Lustgarten Foundation

The National Pancreas Foundation

Pancreatica Initiative

Am I missing a worthy organization?  Let me know.

Pancreatic Cancer Information

The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts and Figures report for 2013 is a great resource containing a special 10-page section highlighting pancreatic cancer.  (Downloadable PDF)

The Whipple Procedure – If a patient is a candidate for the Whipple Procedure, it can raise 5-year survival rates dramatically.  This site has detailed information and an informative video about the procedure, including risks and prognosis.

General Cancer Advocacy

Medals4Mettle – M4M offers an opportunity for endurance athletes to “pay it forward” by donating marathon, half-marathon, and triathlon medals via mail or directly to a local chapter.  Monetary donations are also accepted by this all-volunteer organization.  You simply remove the ribbon that came with your medal, and M4M will add a colorful ribbon of its own and present the medal to someone who is fighting a challenging handicap, disease, or other hardship.

Cancer.org – The American Cancer Society

Cancer Sucks! – a general cancer advocacy site with some great products, including some awesome Sock Guy socks from Carlsbad, CA.

Livestrong – another general cancer advocacy organization that you probably already know!

Mesothelioma Guide – offers information about the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis outlook on this type of cancer caused by exposure to airborne asbestos particles.