National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Patient Advocacy Group Launch Pancreatic Cancer Research Map During Pancreatic Cancer Awareness MonthPublished On: Tue, Nov 9th, 2004 | Cancer Research | By BioNews
NCI and the Pancreatic Action Network (PanCAN) will launch the first phase of the Pancreatic Cancer Research Map (www.cancermap.org/pancreatic) on November 8. The map will facilitate collaborations among researchers in the pancreatic cancer research communities. In phase 1, NCI-sponsored projects, funding opportunities, and a database of pancreatic cancer investigators will be available. Similar information for nonprofit and private organizations will be added to the database during the next phase. Although the map is intended primarily for researchers, patients and their families could use the Web Site to see what studies are underway and where researchers with investigations of interest to them, are located.
Pancreatic Cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States.More than 31,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer every year. Only 4 percent of patients survive 5 years beyond diagnosis. The Map will enable the research community to find and search a comprehensive list of studies and projects relevant to pancreatic cancer. Researchers can use the Map to identify partners for collaboration