PanCan Purple Light Vigil -- Lansing and Detroit, October 2014Every year, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCan) holds vigils across the country to honor those fighting pancreatic cancer and those who have succumbed to this disease. These Purple Light vigils are powerful events that remind families affected by pancreatic cancer that there is hope and we can fight it. The University of Michigan was represented at both vigils held in Michigan. Dr. Diane Simeone spoke to the crowd at the Detroit event, discussing the importance of research in pancreatic cancer in order to move forward with advanced tools in diagnosing and treating the disease. On the steps of the capitol in Lansing, Dr. Elena Stoffel, who specializes in cancer genetics, addressed the need to better understand familial pancreatic cancer, and identifying those at risk of being diagnosed.
Articles from the U-M Cancer Center's blog, mCancerTalk
From the U-M Health System
from the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness - a collection of press releases and links to other web sites pertaining to pancreatic cancer, diagnosis and treatment topics.
from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
NCCN Guidelines for Patients™ - Pancreatic Cancer
from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Cooking. Comfort. Care. Nourishment for the Pancreatic Cancer Fight