Basic Organization Information
PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK INC
- Also Known As:
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
- Physical Address:
Manhattan Beach, CA
- Web URL:
- NTEE Category:
E Health—General & Rehabilitative
E01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
H Medical Research
H01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
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- How This Organization Is Funded:
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.
Ms. Julie Fleshman
Julie Fleshman graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law and Leavey School of Business in December 2000 with a JD/MBA degree. Fleshman graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1997 with a B.A. in Law & Society and was awarded most outstanding graduating senior in the Law & Society program. She has also studied for a term at Oxford University and in Tokyo, Japan. Fleshman's work experience includes positions as the In-House Counsel Law Clerk at 3Com Corporation, a Legal Department Law Clerk at Nippon Steel Corporation in Japan, an Intern in the Political Unit at CBS News in Washington D.C., and an Intellectual Property Intern at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro in San Francisco. She was a finalist in the Santa Clara University School of Law 1999 Honors Moot Court Competition and served as a Chair on the 2000 Honors Moot Court Board. Fleshman chaired and served as a representative on a wealth of committees throughout her schooling career. She lost her father to pancreatic cancer in June 1999.
Board of Directors
Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation
Patient and Liason Services (PALS)
Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines
- Population Served:
The Patient and Liason Services Program (PALS) provides comprehensive, free call in services to pancreatic cancer patients, their families and medical teams. A PALS Associate will provide the most current information about the disease, treatment options, specialists, clinical trials, support groups, diet and nutrition.
Program Long-Term Success:
Since the inception of the PALS program approximately 40,000 patients and families have received support and services.
Program Short-Term Success:
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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization is leading the way to increase the survival rate for people diagnosed with this devastating disease through a bold initiative—The Vision of Progress: Double the Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rate by 2020. Together, we can know, fight and end pancreatic cancer by intensifying our efforts to heighten awareness, raise funds for comprehensive private research, and advocate for dedicated federal research to develop early diagnostics and better treatments.
Expert Reviews and Comments
Evidence of Impact
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has been very effective in raising awareness about pancreatic cancer and has had a strong history of good research funding, advocacy, and education.
Experts have stated that this organization has been effective because of its strong leadership and its effective marketing and advocacy campaigns.
Areas for Improvement
According to experts, this organization could improve by altering its focus, working on a stronger national image, and diverting more time to fundraising.