Cambridge, Massachusetts (April 19th, 2022)—Ipsen supports Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) as a national sponsor of the organization’s PanCAN PurpleStride, their event to end pancreatic cancer. On April 30, 60 communities across the country will take steps to raise awareness and funding for pancreatic cancer services.
“Ipsen started its work in North America several years ago with a focus on hard-to-treat cancers,” said Stewart Campbell, President, Ipsen North America. “In our fifth year as a PanCAN supporter, we continue our focus on people living with serious diseases with devastating consequences—and we are committed to achieving meaningful progress in cancer treatment.”
With an overall five-year survival rate of just 11 percent, pancreatic cancer is currently the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. and is increasing, on course to being the second leading cause by 2030. This year, more than 62,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the U.S., and nearly 50,000 will die from the disease.1 Public awareness and research funding remains critical.
As the Premier Sponsor of PurpleStride Boston, several Ipsen colleagues will participate, with others joining walks in their local communities.
To learn more about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the PanCAN PurpleStride and how you can make a difference, visit pancan.org.
Ipsen North America
Ipsen is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on innovation and specialty care. At Ipsen, we develop and commercialize medicines in three key therapeutic areas – Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare Disease. Our oncology work focuses on solid tumors and some of the hardest-to-treat cancers. We have a growing portfolio of therapies aimed at improving the lives of patients with gastrointestinal and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, carcinoid syndrome, and pancreatic cancer. Every day, our more than 5,700 employees worldwide, including over 600 in North America, work diligently to improve the lives of patients around the world. For more information, please visit www.ipsenus.com.
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1 American Cancer Society Facts and Figures 2022. Assessed on April 11, 2022