Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society wins $1000.00 for the Best Waterstop! Maritime Race Weekend Gives Back!
Maritime Race Weekend gives back! Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society has been awarded $1000.00 for the best waterstop, during the Maritime Race Weekend! This donation will support pancreatic cancer research, education and patient support! Thank you Maritime Race Weekend!
Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society is proud to announce that our Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Walk/Run/Bike, in both locations, were a huge success!
Our 7th Annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Walk/Run/Bike, in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia, raised over $35,000.00 and funds are still coming in!
Our 1st Annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Walk/Run, in Cold Lake, Alberta, raised over $7500.00!
We would like to thank ALL our participates, ALL our volunteers and ALL our sponsors! Not only were these events successful in their fundraising, but they were successful in raising much needed awareness for pancreatic cancer!
If you are interested in starting a pancreatic cancer awareness walk in your province or city, please contact Stefanie at firstname.lastname@example.org
We would love to see more Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Walks occuring throughout Canada, but we need your help to make this happen! You pick the date and place and we will walk you through the entire process! You will be shocked at how easy it is!
We are currently looking for enthusiastic individuals who would like to create a Pancreatic Cancer Fundraiser. These fundraisers not only create awareness, but provides researchers with grants to continue their work, supports patients and our work in education!
If you are interested please contact email@example.com Interested individuals can be provided with on-line fundraising pages and event pages.
Our Pancreatic Cancer Support Group Meeting is open to all patients, caregivers, family and friends. It is a time where anyone touched by Pancreatic Cancer can come together, share stories (if they wish), listen and gain eductional information, suggestions or ideas. It is a group that promotes solace and strength.
Where: The Lodge That Gives Canadian Cancer Society 5826 South Street Halifax, Nova Scotia
When: First Tuesday of each month (Tuesday, January 1st, 2013)
Several advances in genetics, diagnosis and palliation of pancreatic cancer (PC) have occurred in the last decades. A multidisciplinary approach to this disease is therefore recommended. PC is relatively common as it is the fourth leading cause of cancer related mortality. Most patients present with obstructive jaundice, epigastric or back pain, weight loss and anorexia. Despite improvements in diagnostic modalities, the majority of cases are still detected in advanced stages. The only curative treatment for PC remains surgical resection. No more than 20% of patients are candidates for surgery at the time of diagnosis and survival remains quite poor as adjuvant therapies are not very effective. A small percentage of patients with borderline non-resectable PC might benefit from neo-adjuvant chemoradiation therapy enabling them to undergo resection; however, randomized controlled studies are needed to prove the benefits of this strategy. Patients with unresectable PC benefit from palliative interventions such as biliary decompression and celiac plexus block. Further clinical trials to evaluate new chemo and radiation protocols as well as identification of genetic markers for PC are needed to improve the overall survival of patients affected by PC, as the current overall 5-year survival rate of patients affected by PC is still less than 5%.
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