Facts and Statistics to Share with Policymakers
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REPORT: The Alarming Rise of Pancreatic Cancer Deaths in the United States: Why We Need to Stem the Tide Today. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network released this special report in September 2012, written by Vice President of Scientific and Medical Affairs for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Lynn Matrisian, PhD. Dr. Matrisian leads the Research and Scientific Affairs team for the organization.
The alarming findings presented in the report include the fact that by the year 2020, and possibly as early as 2015, pancreatic cancer will move from the fourth leading cause of cancer death to the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
REPORT: Pancreatic Cancer: A trickle of federal funding for a river of need. Why survival rates for pancreatic cancer have remained in the single digits for 40 years
CHART: Funding Charts NCI Funding and Survival Rates for the Top 5 Causes of Cancer-Related Death
STORY FORM: Submit your story! Use this form to help us tell Congress why we need their help to make pancreatic cancer a national priority!
REPORT: National Plan to Advance Pancreatic Cancer Research (full text) – This report, developed by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Scientific Advisory Board in 2008 formed the basis for the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act.
TESTIMONY: Megan Gordon Don, Director of Government Affairs & Advocacy for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and Chair of the Deadly Cancer Coalition, a coalition founded and run by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, testified to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health on Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Click here to read the testimony.
REGULATORY POLICY: On behalf of survivors, caregivers, clinicians, and researchers, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network periodically submits comments on proposed regulations to government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We also often sign on to joint comment letters with other advocacy organizations on issues important to people affected by pancreatic cancer.
Letter submitted to the FDA on its draft guidance "In Vitro Companion Diagnostic Devices"
Letter submitted by the Cancer Leadership Council (a coalition to which the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network belongs) to the Department of Health and Human Services on cancer patients needs in the essential health benefits under the Affordable Care Act (healthcare reform)