Founded in 1999 by three visionaries as a small, non-profit, 501(c)(3) patient-based advocacy organization, PanCAN understands the many challenges that patients and their families face in the fight against pancreatic cancer. With its national headquarters in Manhattan Beach, Calif., and a Government Affairs office in Washington, D.C., the organization fulfills its mission through a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.