Help Keep Pancreatic Cancer Research Top of Mind in Congress

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Pancreatic Cancer Patients Are Counting on You to Push Forward

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am one of your constituents and a supporter of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN). Despite these unprecedented times, Americans continue to be diagnosed with the world's toughest cancer every day.

Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. While survival rates for many other cancers have improved, the pancreatic cancer five-year survival rate in the U.S. is just 10%. There is no early detection test, and there are few effective treatment options for patients.

However, progress for patients is being made thanks in large part to the investment Congress has made to advance the research.

Research funding is crucial to solving this challenging disease. With 80% of pancreatic cancer research funding coming from the federal government, you have the power to advance policies that will improve the lives of current and future patients.

As my member of Congress, I urge you to support PanCAN's legislative priorities in fiscal year 2021:

1. Make the nation's toughest cancer a priority and provide $10 million for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Program at the Department of Defense.

2. Ensure lifesaving medical research continues and support $44.7 billion for the NIH, including $6.9 billion for the NCI.

3. Increase awareness of the nation's deadliest cancers and join the Congressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers.

Thank you for supporting pancreatic cancer patients, caregivers and researchers, especially in these challenging times.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
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