Pancreatic Cancer Support Group

The National Pancreas Foundation has teamed up with CancerConnect.com to moderate their pancreatic cancer online support group. We encourage both patients and caregivers to visit this online community and find a network of supporters all over the county.

Partnership with OMNI Health Media

In July of 2010, The National Pancreas Foundation joined forces with OMNI Health Media to moderate the new pancreas community on CancerConnect.com. OMNI Health Media, a leading specialty publisher of cancer-related information, websites, and applications specifically for consumers, offers a community for people with pancreatic cancer to share information, inspiration, hope, and support.

In that year, the American Cancer Society estimated that 43,140 people were diagnosed with pancreas cancer and 36,800 perished from the disease. Pancreas cancer affects men and women equally. CancerConnect.com provides a robust information platform for people dealing with pancreas cancer.  The site is populated with rich content to support the many ongoing needs of individuals battling the disease and also offers information on care giving, health and wellness and nutrition to provide support for anyone affected by a diagnosis of pancreas cancer. Visitors to CancerConnect.com can ask questions, share experiences and connect with others who share their issues in a secure and confidential environment.

“People with pancreatic cancer and their caregivers need ongoing access to support—not just during a brief office visit with their physician, but when they go home and do research. They need help and support during sleepless nights as well as during busy days,” explains Charles Weaver, MD, a medical oncologist and CEO of OMNI Health Media.  “We are enthusiastic about working with the National Pancreas Foundation and hope to help individuals find support in managing all phases and stages of their disease—from determining the best course of treatment, to understanding eligibility for clinical trials, to paying for treatment and other broader financial issues such as choosing a health plan that best fits their needs.”

The National Pancreas Foundation is equally enthusiastic about this partnership “We are honored to have this opportunity to moderate this forum.  We know that patients and caregivers often feel isolated and we hope that this forum will help create an on-line community that provides information and support.”

About Omni Health Media

OMNI Health Media is a leading specialty publisher of cancer-related information, websites, and content specifically for consumers. Established in 1996, OMNI develops and distributes multi-media health education content and programming, with an emphasis on cancer and women’s health.  OMNI has developed over 200 websites and supplies educational content and programming to over 1500 physicians for use on Cancer Center and Clinic web sites. OMNI’s award-wining content programs reach over 1 million seekers of cancer information in English, Japanese, and Spanish each month. For more information, go to www.cancerconnect.com.