Organizational Accomplishments

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For the 11th year in a row, we received Charity Navigator’s four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Investing in Research

  • Invested $6.8 million in research, a 21 percent increase over our FY 2014 investment
  • Awarded 13 grants, bringing the total number of grants awarded to date to 123
  • Completed an evaluation of our grants program (grants awarded 2003-2013) and found that for every dollar awarded by our organization, our grantees have secured an average of $8.28 in subsequent funding

Supporting Patients With Vital Services

  • Launched the Know Your TumorSM personalized medicine service and are growing patient enrollment
  • Increased the total number of clinical trial searches by 17 percent
  • Launched the online Clinical Trial Finder tool to give patients and healthcare professionals convenient access to clinical trial information

Gaining Congressional Support

  • Hosted our second-largest National Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day ever, with nearly 600 participants hailing from every state and 365 meetings held with members of Congress
  • Helped ensure the passage by the House of Representatives of H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, intended to provide an additional $8.75 billion over 5 years to the National Institutes of Health (which provides about 80 percent of the funding for pancreatic cancer research through the National Cancer Institute)
  • Ensured that pancreatic cancer was included in both the House and Senate committee mark-ups of the Department of Defense appropriations bill
  • Co-hosted a successful congressional briefing with the Congressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers

Raising Awareness

  • Launched our new Wage Hope brand and organizational logo
  • Co-chaired and helped launch the first-ever World Pancreatic Cancer Day to raise awareness globally for the disease