There is an urgent need to raise awareness and increase the federal investment in research to accelerate progress and improve patient outcomes. That’s why it’s important to send a unified message to Capitol Hill, so your members of Congress understand the critical role they play in funding lifesaving cancer research. We must continue to take action, because when we come together as one voice, Congress listens. Our advocates (that’s you!) work year-round to power progress.

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PanCAN is a uniting force for the pancreatic cancer community to bring their message directly to Capitol Hill. Congress acts because of advocates like you. Thanks to your efforts, our voices are heard by members of Congress, and the lives of people touched by the disease continue to improve.


A big win for pancreatic cancer patients: a dedicated Pancreatic Cancer Research Program at the Department of Defense


Increase in federal pancreatic cancer research funding at the National Cancer Institute since PanCAN’s founding


In 2021, advocates took action in every state, sending 30,182 messages to members of Congress


100% of the members of Congress were contacted with our message in 2021

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So much progress has been made through your actions. For the more than 60,000 Americans who will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year, your voice makes a difference in increasing the federal investment to ensure researchers have the resources they need to accelerate scientific discoveries that will improve patient outcomes.

“Personal stories matter a lot. So people going in to talk to their Congressman or talk to their Senator should be confident that the office will care, that you as a constituent matter and that the personal story you bring has power.”

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

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Today, I stand with @PanCAN and wear purple to honor my constituents impacted by #pancreaticcancer. Research is key to improving patient outcomes. That's why I support $15 million for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Program. #PanCANforProgress www.pancan.org

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