Almost 4000 Australians are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer every year. Of those, only 10.7% will live beyond 5 years.

The core mission of the Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is to improve the survival rates and quality of life for pancreatic cancer patients. We are achieving results through a strategic focus on raising awareness and investing in ground-breaking medical research to improve treatment.

We know from work with other cancers such as breast, skin and prostate, that medical research is the single most important factor impacting patient survival. Due to extensive funding, these cancers now have 5-year survival rates above 90%. It’s time to make the same improvements for pancreatic cancer.

The Avner Foundation is the only charity in Australia exclusively dedicated to pancreatic cancer and we invite you to join us on the journey to improve survival rates and the quality of life for the thousands of Australians affected by this disease every year.

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Avner Foundation grant recipient Dr Zaklina Kovacevic, DVCR Senior Research Fellowship, Senior Lecturer (Research) at the University of Sydney


Invested $7.6 million into pancreatic cancer research
Created the first national strategy for pancreatic cancer research
United 25,000 Australians to raise funds and increase awareness
Driving the agenda and raising the profile of the disease nationwide

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