PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, is one of the largest sources of funding for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Your action funds vital initiatives that make a direct impact on the lives of thousands of patients and families affected by this disease. Here’s a glimpse of your impact in action:
The five-year pancreatic cancer survival rate has increased by three percentage points since 2014.
93 percent of our respondents told us they felt more knowledgeable after speaking with a Patient Central Associate.
350 patients are making more informed treatment decisions because of their enrollment in our personalized medicine service, Know Your Tumor®.
Since 1999, we have boosted National Cancer Institute (NCI) funding for pancreatic cancer by 500 percent. There has also been a 500 percent increase in the number of NCI-funded investigators studying pancreatic cancer since 1999.
Our thousands of volunteers have inspired more than 1 million people nationwide to take action and raise awareness and funding for pancreatic cancer research.
Patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals have called upon our organization more than 135,000 times for support.