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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Advance Research, Support Patients, Create Hope

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four stars

93.02

1500 Rosecrans Avenue Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
tel: (877) 272-6226   Web Site
EIN: 33-0841281

Board Leadership
Jeanne Weaver Ruesch
Chair

CEO
Julie Fleshman
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.02 four stars
  Financial 90.98 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1999, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. The charity, which is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure, raises money for direct private funding of research and advocates for more aggressive federal research funding of medical breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. The organization is leading the way to increase the survival rate for the disease through a bold initiative-The Vision of Progress: Double the Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rate by 2020. We will achieve this goal by intensifying our efforts to heighten awareness, raise funds for comprehensive private research and advocate for more federal research funding to advance early diagnostics and better treatments.

Founded in 1999, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. The charity, which is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure, raises money for direct private funding of research and advocates for more aggressive federal research funding of medical breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. The organization is leading the way to increase the survival rate for the disease through a bold initiative-The Vision of Progress: Double the Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rate by 2020. We will achieve this goal by intensifying our efforts to heighten awareness, raise funds for comprehensive private research and advocate for more federal research funding to advance early diagnostics and better treatments.

Impact Information

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Program Name: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Problem

Of the major cancers, pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate. And it has surpassed breast cancer to become the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. It is on-track to become the second leading cause around 2020. Of 100 people diagnosed with the disease today, only nine will be alive in five years. PanCAN aims to double survival by 2020.

Strategy

We provide leading patient resources like Know Your Tumor®, a precision medicine service; our Clinical Trial Finder and access to the most up-to-date and comprehensive pancreatic cancer clinical trial database in the U.S; and our Patient Registry, a global database of patient information to advance research and improve patient care. We fund the most innovative research and initiatives, including Precision Promise, the first adaptive clinical trial platform for pancreatic cancer patients.

IF:THEN

IF If we increase federal and private research funding and ensure that pancreatic cancer research receives the dollars it needs to attract the brightest minds......

THEN then we can translate the most promising research into the clinic and accelerate progress.

IF If we promote running "smart" clinical trials based on real patients and their tumors...

THEN then we can ensure that clinical trials fit what patients need.

IF If we make sure pancreatic cancer patients know how to find their best treatment options...

THEN then when promising trials do exist, patients will know how to apply.
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This impact information is current as of October 2018, when it was provided to us by Classy. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

90.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
79.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth 15.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pancreatic Cancer Action Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pancreatic Cancer Action Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (CA) 93.02 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,756,591
   Federated Campaigns $281,234
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $13,720,461
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $35,758,286
   Program Service Revenue $6,515
Total Primary Revenue $35,764,801
   Other Revenue $-1,575,210
TOTAL REVENUE $34,189,591
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $25,371,628
   Administrative Expenses $3,816,469
   Fundraising Expenses $2,920,772
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $32,108,869
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,080,722
   
Net Assets $23,843,170

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Research Grants and Initiatives $13,434,907 52.9%
Patient Services $3,228,047 12.7%
Government Affairs and Advocacy $1,980,549 7.8%

Ratings History
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has received 14 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 07/01/2018 93.02 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 91.95 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 93.98 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 95.09 four stars
2014-06 04/01/2015 96.84 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 95.31 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 94.86 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 95.17 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 95.18 four stars
2011-06 03/01/2012 97.03 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 97.06 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 93.20 four stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 93.65 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 93.62 four stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 93.48 four stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 96.14 four stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 93.78 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 33-0841281
Name in IRS Master File PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK INC
NTEE Code G01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$489,018 1.52% Julie Fleshman President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (CA) 93.02 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
1500 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
tel: (877) 272-6226
fax: (310) 725-0025
EIN: 33-0841281

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Board Leadership

Jeanne Weaver Ruesch
Chair

CEO

Julie Fleshman
President, CEO

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