Senator Brown meets with West Chester residents

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Senator Brown meets with West Chester residents

WestChester Buzz – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) met with five members of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PCAN) from the Greater Cincinnati area Tuesday, June 14. Three of those five, Rachel Dinan, Kathy Dinan and Wilfred Chan reside in West Chester.

In February, Brown and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act. According to PCAN, pancreatic cancer claims the lives of seventy-five percent of patients within one year of diagnosis.

“Greater Cincinnatians who work with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network play a critical role in increasing public awareness about this devastating disease. In Ohio and across the country, survivors and their family members give hope to others that have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer,” Brown said in a release.

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), an estimated 43,140 men and women (21,370 men and 21,770 women) were diagnosed with and 36,800 men and women died of cancer of the pancreas in 2010. Also, according to NCI, roughly five percent of pancreatic cancer patients live more than five years after diagnosis.

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