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File #: 27774    Version: 1 Name: Declaring the month of November 2012 “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month” in the City of Madison, Wisconsin.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/21/2012 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 10/2/2012 Final action: 10/2/2012
Enactment date: 10/5/2012 Enactment #: RES-12-00746
Title: Declaring the month of November 2012 “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month” in the City of Madison, Wisconsin.
Sponsors: Anita Weier, Paul R. Soglin, Shiva Bidar, Chris Schmidt, Tim Bruer, Joseph R. Clausius, Mark Clear, Lauren Cnare, Sue Ellingson, Jill Johnson, Steve King, Bridget R. Maniaci, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Scott J. Resnick, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Brian L. Solomon, Lisa Subeck, Michael E. Verveer
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
10/2/20121 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/24/20121 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.
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Declaring the month of November 2012 “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month” in the City of Madison, Wisconsin.
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WHEREAS, in 2012, an estimated 43,920 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States and 37,390 will die from the disease, and;

WHEREAS, pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and is the only major cancer with a five-year relative survival rate in the single digits at just six percent, and;

WHEREAS, when symptoms of pancreatic cancer present themselves, it is usually too late for an optimistic prognosis, and 74 percent of pancreatic cancer patients die within the first year of their diagnosis while 94 percent of pancreatic cancer patients die within the first five years, and;

WHEREAS, of all the racial/ethnic groups in the United States, African Americans have the highest incidence rate of pancreatic cancer, between 34 percent and 70 percent higher than the other groups, and;

WHEREAS, approximately 760 deaths will occur in Wisconsin in 2012, and;

WHEREAS, there is no cure for pancreatic cancer and there have been no significant improvements in survival rates in the last 40 years, and;

WHEREAS, the Federal Government invests significantly less money in pancreatic cancer research than it does in any of the other leading cancer killers; and pancreatic cancer research constitutes only approximately 2 percent of the National Cancer Institute’s federal research funding, a figure far too low given the severity of the disease, its mortality rate, and how little is known about how to arrest it; and;

WHEREAS, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the first and only national patient advocacy organization that serves the pancreatic cancer community in Madison and nationwide by focusing its efforts on public policy, research funding, patient services, and public awareness and education related to developing eff...

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