Today, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network announced it will invest nearly $9.7 million in research in 2016, representing a more than 40 percent increase over last year’s investment. The expanded grants program aims to advance progress toward patient benefit. Close to $6.8 million will be awarded through the organization’s competitive Research Grants Program. The remainder will go toward the Know Your Tumor personalized medicine service and other innovative clinical initiatives.

Since 2003, the Pancreatic Action Network has awarded 123 grants, totaling more than $28 million in funding. In addition to receiving research funding, grantees participate in the organizations Community for Progress, which provides opportunities for mentorship, training, networking and collaboration. Ongoing career support activities offer educational and professional development that helps keep the organization’s community of researchers committed and involved.

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