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[Source: CBS] - Friday night, CBS and the other major networks are joining forces once again to bring you Stand Up To Cancer - a program designed to heighten awareness of the disease and raise money to fight it.
Some of the money is funding research against one of the deadliest cancers: pancreatic. This year, more than 43,000 Americans will be diagnosed with it, and nearly 37,000 will die of it. It has already claimed the lives of people like Michael Landon, Patrick Swayze, and, yes, my sister Emily.
But now, thanks to cutting-edge research, more and more patients have reason to hope.
For more information: Reversing the Odds on Pancreatic Cancer
Now available: “Action and Impact," a 2014 report on the grant programs and activities of the Flinn Foundation in Arizona biosciences, civic leadership, arts and culture, and the Flinn Scholars program.