EIN 33-0841281

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PCAN)

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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.
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Program areas at PCAN

Research grants and clinical initiatives - pancan's research grants and clinical initiatives are changing the landscape of Pancreatic Cancer research. The research grants department administers a competitive grants program, awarding the most meritorious research projects with a focus on those that advance our clinical initiatives, to the brightest scientists, to translate the best research into the clinic. To date the grants program has funded 184 grants, totaling over $52m in funding, which was distributed to 179 scientists at 70 institutions around the country. Groundbreaking initiatives like our "know your tumor" precision medicine service, and precision promise, an innovative clinical trial platform for patients with Pancreatic Cancer, play a pivotal role in changing outcomes for patients. In addition, agreements for the precision promise program and support for other priority clinical initiatives totaled about $1.5m and have been included in research for this fiscal year.
Patient services (patient central) - patient central is a comprehensive service providing immediate and free information and education about Pancreatic Cancer, diagnosis, treatment options, clinical trials, diet and nutrition, specialists and support resources to help them make informed decisions with their healthcare team. We have the largest, most up-to-date clinical trials database in the country and provide patients with personalized clinical trial searches so that they understand all of their treatment options. Our patient central staff - made up of expert, understanding, compassionate people - shares more resources and speaks with more Pancreatic Cancer patients than any other Cancer organization in the world. Our patient registry, an active database of patient information, was developed to help advance research and improve care for patients battling Pancreatic Cancer.
Government affairs and advocacy - we drive legislative support for increased federal research funding - critical because approximately 80 percent of all Pancreatic Cancer research funding comes from the federal government. We led the fight to pass the recalcitrant Cancer research act in congress, making Pancreatic Cancer a national priority, and establishing a scientific framework to research the disease. Our grassroots Network and advocacy efforts on capitol hill led to the creation of the first ever dedicated Pancreatic Cancer research program at the dod which allows congress to direct focused funding to Pancreatic Cancer research. Along with our supporters, we have created a grassroots movement - telling our stories to congress in an effort to raise more awareness about Pancreatic Cancer, and in turn, the critical need for more research funding. As of 2017, nci funding for Pancreatic Cancer research had increased to more than $177 million.
Community engagement - with 61 affiliates and a volunteer corps of more than 4,300 people, we raise funds and national awareness of the disease through our purplestride run/walk events in communities nationwide. Over 61,384 participants have attended our signature events this past year. Our grassroots efforts harness the passion, power and energy of dedicated volunteers - many of whom have lost loved ones to the disease and are committed to fighting back. Our advocacy efforts have also resulted in a global movement - we played a lead role in the creation of the world Pancreatic Cancer coalition which is composed of more than 90 Pancreatic Cancer patient groups from more than 30 countries on 6 continents. The coalition has two major initiatives - a global day of awareness that takes place on the third thursday of november, Pancreatic Cancer awareness month, and an annual face-to-face meeting for coalition members to Network, share experiences and best practices. The annual face-to-face meeting was not held due to covid-19 pandemic. Instead a series of virtual meetings and webinars were hosted to maintain momentum and collaboration.

Grants made by PCAN

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Health Research Incorporated (HRI)Fund Research$500,000
Columbia UniversityFund Research$500,000
Georgetown UniversityFund Research$500,000
...and 16 more grants made

Who funds Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PCAN)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Skip Viragh FoundationResearch Acceleration Network Grant - 3 Year Committment$5,166,667
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)Health$901,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$468,937
...and 250 more grants received totalling $9,566,719

Personnel at PCAN

Julie M. FleshmanPresident and Chief Executive Officer and Director$584,553
Anat KendalChief Financial Officer
Jodi LipeChief Marketing Officer
Sudheer DossChief Business Officer / Chief Data Officer$458,721
Lori StevensChief Development and Community Engagement Officer$304,800
...and 11 more key personnel

Financials for PCAN

RevenuesFYE 06/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$36,292,699
Program services$7,330,463
Investment income and dividends$697,700
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$759,624
Net income from fundraising events$-246,325
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$18,377
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$44,852,538

Form 990s for PCAN

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-03-01990View PDF
2019-062020-02-10990View PDF
2018-062019-02-21990View PDF
2017-062018-03-14990View PDF
2016-062017-02-23990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 18, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 26 new grant, including a grant for $162,177 from CHC Creating Healthier Communities
May 31, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
November 11, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 9 new personnel
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 62 new grant, including a grant for $5,166,667 from The Skip Viragh Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsDisease research fundraisersMedical research organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
HealthDiseases and disordersCancer
Political advocacyConducts researchLobbyingFundraising eventsPeer-to-peer fundraisingNational levelCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersFundraising races, competitions, and tournamentsTax deductible donations
General information
1500 Rosecrans Ave No 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Los Angeles County, CA
Website URL
(877) 272-6226
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
H00: Medical Research: General
NAICS code, primary
813212: Health and Disease Research Fundraising Organizations
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