The winter storm that slammed the Princeton area on Monday and Tuesday will undoubtedly cause many scheduled events to be canceled or postponed. Please check our listings at www.princetoninfo.com for information on cancellations. As always, call or check the venue’s website before heading out to an event.

One major event has already been rescheduled: the Community Works conference originally scheduled for Monday, January 26, will now take place Friday, January 30.

The evening of workshops and networking for non-profit boards, staffs, and volunteers will run from 5 to 9:15 p.m. in Frist Campus Center at Princeton University. For more information visit www.princetoncommunityworks.org.

The snow emergency is a good time for us to remind our print readers what our online audience already knows: Barring power failures, our online event listings at www.princetoninfo.com get updated every day. We will continue to check our incoming E-mail, update our database daily, and refresh the website at the end of every day. To inform us of any event information, simply E-mail the pertinent information to events@princetoninfo.com.

#b#To the Editor: Trials Needed for Pancreatic Cancer#/b#

Sadly 72 percent of pancreatic cancer patients die within a year of diagnosis and just seven percent survive five years. There are no early diagnostic tools and few effective treatments. Currently, few effective treatment options exist for patients. Because of these staggering facts, clinical trials represent hope for pancreatic cancer patients.

January is National Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trials Awareness Month. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is calling attention to the need for increased clinical trial participation to help improve patient outcomes for pancreatic cancer.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network recommends that all patients consider clinical trials when exploring treatment options.

It is critical to help patients and their caregivers learn about treatment options, including clinical trials, as early as possible, particularly given the aggressive nature of the disease. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Patient and Liaison Services (PALS) program educates patients and caregivers about their options and the value of clinical trials and conducts personalized searches in the organization’s comprehensive and up-to-date database of pancreatic cancer-specific clinical trials taking place nationwide and offers a customized eligibility search for patients. To learn more please visit www.pancan.org/hope.

Adrienne E. Turner

Media Relations Chair

Southern NJ Affiliate

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

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