Health—General & Rehabilitative

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Inc

  • Manhattan Beach, CA
  • www.pancan.org

Mission Statement

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.

Main Programs

  1. Patient and Liason Services (PALS)
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network serves the entire United States providing services and support through its Patient and Liason Services (PALS), Community Outreach, Government Affairs and Advocacy and Donor and Corporate Relations departments.

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer since 2000

Self-reported

Ms. Julie Fleshman

Keywords

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PanCAN, pancreatic cancer, pancreas, cancer, patient services, advocacy

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Also Known As

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

EIN

33-0841281

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (H01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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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.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Patient and Liason Services (PALS)

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.

Category

Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network serves the entire United States providing services and support through its Patient and Liason Services (PALS), Community Outreach, Government Affairs and Advocacy and Donor and Corporate Relations departments.

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Financials

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PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Julie Fleshman

BIO

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.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Peter Kovler

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BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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