Sky Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to raising funds to advance research and increase awareness for the early detection and treatment of pancreas cancer
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Goals For Improved Survival From Pancreas Cancer


A $50,000 grant from the foundation's research fund at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, MI is awarded annually to a Karmanos scientist providing innovative pancreas cancer research

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Sky Foundation, Inc. awards an annual grant, up to $50,000, that focuses on early detection research for pancreas cancer

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The creation of a pancreas cancer database at Henry Ford Health System with the potential to outline the disparity in cancer care that will allow more novel and effective cancer treatment

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A $50,000 grant was awarded to the University of Michigan Pancreatic Cancer Center by the foundation to study the role of a key new molecule that promotes the progression and metastasis of pancreas cancer

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Women's Event

June 5, 2014

On June 5th, Sky Foundation, Inc. hosted a Women's Event at a home in Bloomfield Hills, MI.  Ninety-five women attended and heard two researchers and a geneticist discuss the latest information available on pancreas cancer research and genetics. The information was invaluable, enlightening, and hopeful.

Learn more information about each of our guest speakers.


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sixth Annual Lunch
The Townsend Hotel
Birmingham, MI

Photos taken by Susan Yesenko

Pancreas Cancer Deaths on the Rise

Pancreas cancer is anticipated to move from the 4th to the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths by 2020. This will be second only to lung cancer. Pancreas cancer symptoms are often vague and can include pain (usually abdominal or back pain), weight loss, jaundice, loss of appetite, nausea, sudden-onset diabetes, and depression.

Funding For Pancreas Cancer

The graph below emphasizes the need for increased funding for pancreas cancer research. It is the least funded among the top five cancer killers. Only four percent of the NCI’s budget is allocated to pancreas cancer.



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