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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.

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Pancreatic Cancer and Family History. Rolfe Foundation is proud and excited to announce that there is a simple family history tool in the works to help you 'Know Your Family' and 'Know Your Risk.' Dr. Diane Simeone's project will help doctors glean the information they need to ensure that everyone who has an elevated risk enrolls in a proper screening program. READ MORE

Pancreatic Cancer: It's Personal. Those who have had a family member diagnosed with pancreatic cancer understand: it’s personal. Pancreatic cancer comes with little warning, and the timeframe from diagnosis to death is often very short, creating a life-altering impact on survivors and families. Detection of pancreatic cancer in early stages impacts survival rates for this deadly disease. What can you do to help early detection? First, know your family. Then, know your risk for pancreatic cancer. 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.