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Big Win: Congress Creates Dedicated $6 Million Pancreatic Cancer Research Program

In a big win today for the pancreatic cancer community, the disease will get its own dedicated research program for $6 million through the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP).

This is the first time that pancreatic cancer has had a dedicated funding program at the DoD specifically for innovative, high-impact research to accelerate discoveries of new treatments and early detection strategies.

Creation of the program had been the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s (PanCAN) top legislative priority for two years – thousands of relentless, passionate advocates met with their members of Congress at PanCAN’s Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day, sent hundreds of personal messages to Congress and took countless other critical actions that made a difference.

Read the full article on PanCan’s website HERE.