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Pancreatic cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer related death in the United States. By 2030, the American Association for Cancer Research projects it will rise to become the 2nd. By getting involved with the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, you can help us ensure that such predictions never come true. Your support will help us raise awareness of this terrible disease, fund research for an early detection test, and ultimately discover a cure.

Foundation News

02/21/2017: Proactive Patients & Genetic Counseling. A family history of pancreatic cancer is one of the disease’s more notable risk factors. While scientists continue to pursue a universal screening test, genetic counselors help patients’ families identify their unique potential risks, allowing them to be proactive about their health and future. READ MORE

02/21/2017: A Fellow On The Front Line. Meet Elizabeth Poli, M.D., a University of Chicago resident and Rolfe Foundation's newest fellow is determined to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients. READ MORE

02/21/2017: New Home, New Grants, New Chapter. Propelled by success, Rolfe leadership is honing in on the next phase of our mission and rolling out exciting plans for an ambitious future. READ MORE

The Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation was founded in 1999 by the family and friends of Michael Rolfe who died of pancreatic cancer two weeks after diagnosis.The Rolfe Foundation (headquartered in Chicago) raises charitable dollars to provide grants to top-tier medical institutions for innovative research in early detection pancreatic cancer.