Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Los Angeles

  • CA

About Us

Our Mission

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

Founded in 1999, the non-profit Pancreatic Cancer Action Network now has headquarters in Manhattan Beach, California, offices in Washington, D.C., and volunteer leadership in more than 90 communities around the country.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Tax ID[[tel:33-0841281|33-0841281]].

Research - Since 2003, we have funded more than $12.7 million in 80 research grants. In addition to growing the number of researchers directly working on this disease, this funding helps foster collaboration across disciplines and institutions.

Patient Services - Patient and Liaison Services (PALS) connects patients and their families with dedicated, highly trained staff who provide comprehensive information and resources about the disease, treatment options, clinical trials, diet and nutrition, etc., throughout the course of treatment free of charge. As of 2012, more than 65,000 individuals have been served by the PALS program.

Community Outreach - We support an army of volunteers across the country who host local events, attend health fairs, distribute patient information to hospitals and doctors' offices, contact the media, and alert their elected officials about the urgent need for increased federal research funding.

Government Affairs & Advocacy - With an office in Washington DC, we educate elected officials about pancreatic cancer and the need to increase federal research funding dedicated to the disease. Our advocacy efforts have helped to increase funding for pancreatic cancer research from the National Cancer Institute from just over $17 million in 1999 to nearly $100 million in 2011, an $82 million increase.


Our Stewardship

When you give to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, you can be sure that your donation is making a difference.

  • Charity Navigator awarded Pancreatic Cancer Action Network its highest 4-star rating eight years in a row.
  • Independent Charities of America (ICA) gave the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network its "Best in America" Seal of Approval.
  • Philanthropedia rates the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network the 8th highest-ranking cancer-fighting charity in the nation.