Pancreatic Cancer on the National Agenda: A Progress Review Group
In 2000, The Lustgarten Foundation was one of several advocacy groups to join with the NCI and leading experts for a Pancreatic Cancer Progress Review Group (PRG). The goal of the PRG was to develop a national agenda for pancreatic cancer research. The final report of the PRG, Pancreatic Cancer: An Agenda for Action, was made available through the Program Assessment Branch of NCI.
In response to the Report, NCI issued Strategic Plan for Addressing the Recommendations of the Pancreatic Cancer Progress Review Group, representing an unprecedented level of commitment to help "jump-start" pancreatic cancer research. The NCI response included a commitment to fund Pancreatic Cancer Specific Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs). SPOREs are major funding commitments to academic centers, which are then required make significant institutional commitments to pancreatic cancer research. In 2003, NCI awarded three Pancreatic Cancer SPOREs.
Additional News Resources
Although this web site is geared largely to the healthcare industry, it does seek to facilitate the exchange of information, communication and transactions between the consumer, physician and health care audiences. Typical items of interest may include press releases on the most recent research findings for various cancers, including pancreatic.
Plans & Priorities Report in Cancer Research
NCI's annual strategic plan and budget document.
The Cancer Moonshot progam was an ambitious initiative to accelerate cancer esearch. Led by Former Vice Preident Joe Biden the ideas laid out in the plan can serve as a road map for future initiatives. View an overview of the report.
The Cancer Letter
An independent weekly newsletter, is the leading source of information on development of cancer therapies, cancer research funding and health care finance, legislation and policy.
Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology is the world's leading professional organization for physicians and oncology professionals caring for people with cancer. It’s a good resource for patients who want to go more in-depth about pancreatic cancer.
The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world.
National Library of Medicine
The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology.
The Lancet Oncology Journals
A weekly publication, The Lancet addresses urgent topics in our society, initiates debate, puts science into context, and influences decision makers around the world.