PANCREATIC CANCER:

NO DETECTION TEST

NO CURATIVE TREATMENTS

117 PEOPLE DIE EVERYDAY

THIS IS AN EMERGENCY

THIS IS CODE PURPLE

HARPA

The Patients Are Waiting

The Suzanne Wright Foundation advocates for HARPA, the Health Advanced Research Projects Agency, to drive innovation in biomedical research.

Despite medical innovation over the last century, millions of Americans with deadly and debilitating conditions have seen no progress….

There are more than 9,000 known diseases, yet there are approved treatments for only 500.

Two out of five Americans have a disease with no cure.

HARPA would leverage federal research assets and private sector tools to develop capabilities for diseases that have not benefited from the current system.

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ABOUT CODE PURPLE

Bob Wright established the Suzanne Wright Foundation in honor of his wife Suzanne, who died from pancreatic cancer in 2016. 91% of patients die from this disease- most within the first year of diagnosis. CodePurple is a Suzanne Wright Foundation initiative to drive urgency and action in the fight against pancreatic cancer. The improvement in survival rates for breast, colon, prostate and other cancers demonstrates how the power of advocacy and focused funding can drive research and save lives. Pancreatic cancer is an emergency that requires an innovative, focused approach. Bob Wright and the Suzanne Wright Foundation have proposed the federal initiative HARPA, a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency, to build life-saving capabilities for diseases that have not benefited from the current system.

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