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Pancreatic Cancer
Research Grants

Pancreatic cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and yet there is still very little known as to the cause and successful treatment of the disease.

In an effort to improve the survival rate for pancreatic cancer and spread hope, NPCF is proud to fund Alternative and Integrative Research for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Mission Vission

Mission and Vision

The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation (NPCF) focuses grant research funding towards alternative, integrative and complementary approaches. We believe that conventional western medicine mixed with alternative functional medicine can produce authentic practical results for pancreatic cancer patients.

Statistics show that pancreatic cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer related deaths with the lowest 5-year survival rate of any major cancer, at only 8%.

NPCF supports early detection strategy research in hopes to improve the survival rate through the reduction of metastatic tumors. Earlier detection would enable cure through tumor removal before the spread of cancerous cells and tumors to other organs within the body. This would greatly improve survivability.

Advancing Hope and Survival for Pancreatic Cancer

At NPCF, we are dedicated to making a significant impact on the survival rate of pancreatic cancer while fostering a sense of hope among those affected by this devastating disease. To fulfill this mission, we are proud to allocate our funding towards two crucial areas of research: Early Detection and Alternative and Integrative Research for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Early Detection Research:

Early detection is a vital component in improving the prognosis for individuals battling pancreatic cancer. We recognize the urgent need to develop effective methods for early identification, as this can significantly increase treatment options and improve overall patient outcomes. By investing in Early Detection research, NPCF aims to support groundbreaking advancements that will lead to earlier diagnoses, enabling timely interventions and potentially saving countless lives.

Alternative and Integrative Research:

NPCF acknowledges the importance of exploring alternative and integrative approaches to treating pancreatic cancer. While conventional therapies have made significant progress, there is still much to learn about complementary treatments that can enhance patients’ quality of life and provide additional avenues for combating this disease. Through funding Alternative and Integrative Research, we strive to uncover innovative solutions that can be integrated with conventional treatments to optimize patient well-being and potentially improve treatment effectiveness.

By focusing our efforts on these critical areas, NPCF aims to contribute to the scientific community’s collective knowledge and accelerate the development of more effective strategies for pancreatic cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. We firmly believe that through collaborative research and an unwavering commitment to improving patient outcomes, we can bring hope to those affected by this challenging disease.

Together with our valued partners, donors, and supporters, we are determined to forge a path towards a brighter future, where pancreatic cancer is no longer a devastating diagnosis but a conquerable challenge. We invite you to join us on this journey of hope and progress as we strive to make a lasting impact in the fight against pancreatic cancer.

We support advances in quality of life.

We also believe patients deserve to have the best quality of life while undergoing pancreatic cancer treatments and end-of-life care. Evidence shows that integrating alternative functional medicine with traditional western medicine practices creates complementary therapies that can improve patient outcomes.

Integrative, alternative and complementary health practices emphasize multimodal interventions combining two or more elements of conventional medicine, lifestyle changes, nutrition, supplements, physical therapy, acupuncture, pain management, cannabis, psychotherapy, meditation, etc., into one holistic approach for patient care. Complementary therapies allow the focus to be on treating the entire person and centers on quality of life.

It is an unfortunate reality that many diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will not survive. The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation’s vision for the research grant is to help individuals diagnosed with pancreatic cancer find comfort, peace, and hope during those finite days. We want to help patients be able to focus on their quality of life and the time they have. It is our hope that they are able to feel well enough to spend time with loved ones and do the things they enjoy.

We believe that early detection and research into integrative, alternative and complementary health practices can make this a reality.