PO Box 24580

Rochester, NY 14624

Pancreatic Cancer Association of WNY

Creating Hope and Supporting a Cure!

The Pancreatic Cancer Association of WNY (PCAWNY) is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization whose members have been personally affected by pancreatic cancer. We have lost of a loved one to the disease, have a family member fighting it, or are pancreatic cancer survivors fighting the battle daily. So we know the devastating impact of the disease. We know the stark reality of the statistics. We know more needs to be done for awareness and to find a cure. And that's our mission! We started as strangers around a table with a desire to make a difference. We formed a bond of friendship and family that will connect us forever. We share a passion to find a cure for pancreatic cancer so no other loved ones will have to hear "You have Pancreatic Cancer." All the money raised stays local...we support local research efforts by raising vital dollars to help advance research critical to improving the quality of life for those undergoing treatment and ultimately to saving lives. The Pancreatic Cancer Association of WNY is here to help patients and their families in the fight of their lives. PCAWNY works to bring more awareness to the disease - it's symptoms, risk factors, and the need for research funding. Through awareness and education, we help families be more informed when talking to their medical provider so they can be better prepared to manage their health needs.

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- Support local research efforts that are helping to develop a comprehensive approach to fighting pancreatic cancer from research to diagnosis to treatment and care. - Support patient care programs for direct assistance (such as financial support while patients go through treatment). - Support scholarship funds that help ease the financial burden of education for families living with a pancreatic cancer diagnosis or have lost a family member to the disease.


Highest mortality rate of all major cancers. 3rd leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. 62,210 people in the United States will be diagnosed this year with pancreatic cancer and over 49,830 people will die within first year. 3 out of 4 diagnosed die within 1 year of diagnosis. 11% survive more than 5 years from diagnosis. One of the deadliest cancers and one of the few cancers for which survival has not improved substantially in nearly 40 years. There are currently no early-detection screening methods or warning signs until the disease has advanced and spread. The symptoms can mimic other conditions, so the disease goes undetected until it has reached an advanced stage. Pancreatic Cancer Research is the least funded among the top five cancer killers. It is referred to as a the silent killer disease because symptoms do not usually present themselves late stages of the disease which greatly reduces the rate of survival.

We focus on: Human Services, Health

Where we are: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

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