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Important Dates 

July 6th ~ PC Auction at Boston Pizza Saint John, NB

July 12th & 13th ~ Peddle for the Pancreas

Sept. 2nd, 2014 ~ Support Group ~ Amy (Caregiver)

Sept. 27th, 2014 ~ NS PC Awareness Walk/Run/Bike

Sept. 27th, 2014 ~ Cold Lake, Alberta Awareness Walk

Oct. 7th, 2014 ~ Support Group ~ Pharmacist

Oct. 18th, 2014 ~ PEI PC Awareness Walk

Nov. 1st, 2014 ~ NB Awareness Walk

Nov. 4th, 2014 ~ Support Group

November 2014 ~ Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Dec. 2nd, 2014 ~ Support Group

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Recent Video

Support Group Guest Speakers:

Moamen Bydoun on indentifying therapeutic targets in pancreatic cancer:

Neemat Sobhani on Nautural Food Products and Health:

Dr. Scott Hurton on Pancreatic Cancer care research in Nova Scotia:

Debbie Matheson on being a caregiver:

Dr. Mark Walsh on Pancreatic Cancer "How are we doing and where are we going?"

Celine Burlock on how to find peace:

Roy Ellis talks about grief and loss:

Rob Rutledge talks about the mind-body-spirit connection:

Timothy Walker talks about Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction:

Dr. Colin MacLeod talks about naturopathic medicine and cancer:

Dr. Daniel Rayson talks about pancreatic cancer:

Reverend David McGinley talks about spirituality and cancer:

Research Overview

Presently, Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society fundraises in support of Pancreatic Cancer Research at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The researchers currently benefiting from the funds raised in support of their Pancreatic Cancer Research are passionate about the early detection of pancreatic cancer, the education of patients and caregivers about their disease, and they are working to change the attitudes, treatment and care of patients with pancreatic cancer.

Research Project #1
The first research project funded by Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society is entitled "Duodenopancreatectomy versus Best Supportive Care for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma." (DP vs BSC) The purpose of this research study is to determine what form of treatment is preferred by patients, as physicians are often faced with the dilemma of what surgery to perform; microscopically incomplete resection or a palliative bypass and non-radical resection. The question has been asked by physicians however no research has been collected to resolve these years of debate. Should physicians resect locally advanced tumours with a high risk of incomplete microscopic clearance or perhaps consider DP as a more aggressive form of palliation. Can DP be compared to BSC and be performed with similar complication rate and mortality?

This research study will take the form a Probability Trade Off (PTO) study. meaning this study will involve an interview process, with patients, after educating patients about their disease. Results of this study have included the creation of an informational booklet and DVD for patients and caregivers. The booklet and DVD are both included on our website and can also be sent out to patients and caregivers, upon request.

Please go to "Research Projects" to read the entire protocal and to see the protocal budget, which we funded

Research Project #2

coming soon......