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The Foundation

The Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is the only charity in Australia exclusively dedicated to pancreatic cancer.

The Foundation is named after Avner Nahmani who was diagnosed with incurable, inoperable pancreatic cancer in September 2007 and died thirteen months later. Like many others who have experienced this disease or witnessed it taking hold of a loved one, Avner, and his wife Caroline, wanted to raise money for this chronically underfunded disease and be able to offer future patients hope of a better outcome.

Thanks to the support of many individuals, companies and major corporate sponsors including Woolworths, Coca-Cola Amatil and Wellcom, The Avner Foundation has invested more than $7.6m into cutting-edge medical research at Australia’s top research institutions since 2008.

In addition, the Foundation is committed to long term improvement for the disease with the development of a Patient and Carers Hub which will create a single pathway to ensure every Australian affected by pancreatic cancer can get instant support, guidance and care.

We are also driving the agenda with a national strategy for pancreatic cancer research and the creation of a national Network of Excellence, a framework to connect pancreatic cancer specialists across Australia allowing them to collaborate and share knowledge on methods, treatments and diagnoses to find a cure that works, faster.

Visit our website for more information on the Foundation, our medical research program and patient support initiatives.