SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Patient Internet Resources
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - www.pancan.org
The SUNY Downstate Digestive Disease Center is proud to support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the initiatives for which it advocates.
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.
The organization takes a comprehensive approach to fighting the disease through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization raises money for direct private funding of research, and aggressively advocates for more federal funding for research. The goals are to achieve medical breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's Patient and Liaison Services (PALS) program is a comprehensive, free, information service for pancreatic cancer patients, their families and health professionals. Callers to the PALS program are matched one-on-one with highly trained, dedicated PALS Associates to answer their questions and provide support.
The PALS program is the only one of its kind providing quality, detailed information on topics including diagnosis, treatment options, clinical trials, diet and nutrition, specialists and support resources. Individuals are encouraged to contact PALS as many times as necessary to get the information needed throughout their pancreatic cancer journey.