November 10, 2011

Run for pancreatic cancer research is Nov. 12

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UAB's Comprehensive Cancer Center will sponsor PurpleStride Birmingham, a 5K timed run/walk and a 1-mile fun walk Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Homewood Central Park during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Registration begins at 7 a.m.; the race will begin at 8 a.m.

ps--birmingham-header2All proceeds benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, an organization that works closely with the UAB Cancer Center to find a cure for pancreatic cancer. The Cancer Center is one of four institutions in the nation to hold a Specialized Program of Research Excellence grant in pancreatic cancer. These highly prestigious grants are designed to move research findings quickly and safely from the laboratory to the clinical setting. 

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