Nicholas Nissen

Nicholas Nissen


Raised: $112,173

Goal: $50,000

This is everything...Fighting Pancreatic Cancer

2022: Here we go, back for another year! Raising money for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), which leads the world in the fight against pancreatic cancer. 

Lend me your ear for a moment...

Pancreatic Cancer is still the biggest adversary I face. We certainly have made progress, but we need help

What progress, you ask?

1. Robotic surgery - Most pancreatic surgery resections I do are now performed using the DaVinci Robot System, allowing for smaller incisions, better outcomes, faster recovery. (By the way, robotic surgery is not quite what is sounds like...There is no actual robot or artificial intelligence. It is just a highly sophisticated system of  intricate instruments and tools controlled by the surgeon).

2. Improved research - Precision Promise and other studies on new agents to fight pancreatic cancer are going strong. 

3. Improved support and awareness - look no further than Purple Stride LA...we are going to raise the roof...

So how can you help?

You can donate money. 

PanCAN will do the rest. If you want to join our team you can come on to the zoo, but what I really need is for you to do is to....wait for it....wait for it....wait for it....


There it is. I said it. If we don't ask we aren't going to impact this disease. We need to raise money. 

Thank you for reading this. 
Thank you for caring. 
Thank you for donating. 

Nick Nissen, MD

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  • $100

    Raised $100
    for 1:1 support for
    4 patients

  • $270

    Raised $270 for
    27 educational

  • $480

    Raised $480 to
    support 1 research
    grantee for 3 weeks

  • $1,000GRANDCLUB

    Raised $1K
    to be in the
    Grand Club

About PanCAN's PurpleStride

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s (PanCAN) PurpleStride is a year-round national movement that funds life-changing programs and services to accelerate progress for pancreatic cancer patients.

On one powerful day through nearly 60 PurpleStride events nationwide, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters will join together to honor everyone affected by the disease.

PurpleStride is the number-one way PanCAN raises money to fight pancreatic cancer on all fronts — through research, clinical initiatives, patient services, advocacy and nationwide volunteer support. Learn more.