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    November 2018

Pancreatic Cancer Asociation in Spain
WPCD: 5 Things You Need to Know

World Pancreatic Cancer Day is almost here – very exciting! Wondering how to best prepare with only a week to go? Our Oct. 24 webinar about WPCD Final Details has all the information you need, and you can view it here if you missed it. The top five things you need to know to prepare are:
  1. Promote the "Check Engine" video often, which is available in seven languages here. You can also find other videos there, including testimonials and powerful montages.
  2. Like, share and retweet on WPCD social channels: Facebook (tag @worldpancreaticcancerday), Twitter (tag @worldpancreatic) and Instagram (tag @worldpancreatic)
  3. Use the approved hashtags: #WPCD, #DemandBetter, #PancreaticCancer, #WorldPancreaticCancerDay
  4. Promote/share the variety of core social graphics
  5. Send your user generated content now to – it's not too late!


Celgene invited members of the WPCC to submit applications for consideration in its second ImpactPANC round – a global competition designed to recognize and honor patient organizations that demonstrate excellence in crafting innovative solutions for patients and families living with pancreatic cancer. The topic for this year's competition was, "Supporting the Needs of Caregivers in Pancreatic Cancer." Congratulations to the following WPCC member organizations that are the recipients of a $20,000 (USD) ImpactPANC award:
  1. Canada: Craig's Cause "Caregivers Tool Kit Webinar Series"
  2. Trinidad and Tobago: The John E. Sabga Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer "The John E. Sabga Pancreatic Cancer Patient Navigation Program"
  3. Austria: Selbsthilfegruppe Pankreaskarzinom (Support Group Pancreatic Cancer) "Break4you"
  4. Cyprus: PASYKAF "Empowering Caregivers of Pan Can Patients for Enhanced Patient Outcomes (EC for EPO)"
  5. Winner is pending notification and announcement, based on Celgene country guidelines

Welcome, New Members!

The WPCC Steering Committee extends a warm welcome to our newest members, Swiss Pancreas Foundation (Switzerland), Dawn Hill Fight Foundation (USA), Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Gibraltar (Gibraltar) and the Korean Pancreatic Cancer Network (Korea). We're happy to have you with us!

Upcoming Events

World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2018
Nov. 15, 2018

Save the Date for Annual Meeting 2019
May 7-9, 2019
WPCC Annual Meeting | Coral Gables, Florida (Miami area)

Pancreatic Cancer Conferences in the U.S. and Beyond

Pancreatic Cancer Conferences in the U.K.

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World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition Steering Committee Members

Julie Fleshman, Chair
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (USA)

Ali Stunt
Pancreatic Cancer Action (UK)

Barbara Kenner
Kenner Family Research Fund (USA)

Cindy Gavin
Let's Win/Lustgarten (USA)

Carl Hamilton
PALEMA (Sweden)

Daniel Goulburn
#PurpleOurWorld (Australia)

Diana Jupp
Pancreatic Cancer UK (UK)

Michelle Capobianco
Pancreatic Cancer Canada (Canada)

Stefanie Condon-Oldreive
Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society (Canada)

Clara MacKay
Project Lead (Canada)
World Pancreatic Cancer Day Committee Members

Ali Stunt, Chair
Pancreatic Cancer Action (UK)

Anna Rek
European Cancer Patient Coalition (Belgium)

Federica Valsecchi
Nadia Valsecchi Foundation (Italy)

Jessica Abelsohn
#PurpleOurWorld (Australia)

Kate Elliott
Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society (Canada)

Louise Ellis
Pancreatic Cancer UK (UK)

Lu Constable
Pancreatic Cancer Action (UK)

Scott Saunders
The JCM Foundation (USA)


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