The greater Charlotte region is host to one of the nation's most active pancreatic cancer communities. Examples include:
Let's Win Pancreatic Cancer is an unprecedented platform that enables doctors, scientists, and patients to share fast-breaking information on potentially life-saving pancreatic cancer treatments and clinical trials. The organization's goal is to inform, enable and educate patients and caregivers, providing easy-to-understand, actionable information. In this way, the organization helps people find the best treatment options available. Let's Win Pancreatic Cancer's Director of Social Media is based in Charlotte.
Atrium Health's Levine Cancer Institute's multidisciplinary pancreatic cancer program is designated as a National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) Center, one of 54 hospitals nationwide.
The Lustgarten Foundation envisions a world in which pancreatic cancer is curable and patients will be treated effectively and enjoy a good quality of life. The organization hosts "Pancakes for a Purpose" every February to build awareness and raise funds for pancreatic cancer research.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) attacks pancreatic cancer on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy. The organization's Charlotte Affiliate hosts PurpleStride Charlotte, the annual walk to end pancreatic cancer. Additionally, the local affiliate hosts programming and survivor meetings throughout the year.
Pinku Mukherjee's pancreatic cancer research lab is performing ground-breaking research on how the protein MUC-1, found on the surface of pancreatic cancer cells, plays a role in cancer signaling.