Who We Are
OUR MISSION is to reduce the number of lives lost to pancreatic cancer by increasing awareness, facilitating health care advocacy, and bringing resources to under-resourced communities. We believe the answer lies in examining the entire scope of pancreatic cancer – from cause to cure.
This is a national non-profit organization, based in Florida, led by a board of directors of top physicians, community resource developers and liasons, and families that have been touched by Pancreatic Cancer.
OUR LOGO is the purple pancreatic cancer ribbon contured to resemble a microscope and endoscope, medical devices used to diagnose pancreatic cancer. We want the shape of the letter “C” in the ribbon to represent our goal for a CURE. But also our COMMITMENT to COMMUNITY to increase awareness about the link between poor dietary habits, obesity and Pancreatic Cancer.
100% OF EVERY DOLLAR GOES TO PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS, PREVENTION, AND RESEARCH.
If we want to make a significant impact we need you to help us promote early detection, support medical innovation and social change to prevent, detect, treat and cure Pancreatic Cancer.
HISTORY: Under the Scope Foundation was founded by Dr. Hébert-Magee with the help of two other esteemed physicians who collectively have over 45 years of experience and expertise in diagnosing pancreatic cancer. Despite the clinical impact they made each day, they felt they were not doing enough. They realized that far too many patients were presenting at younger ages with pancreatic cancer that could have been prevented or detected earlier. Frustrated because most patients had never heard of pancreatic cancer prior to diagnosis, and were unaware of the risk factors, these doctors along with community advocates and patient loved ones committed themselves to making difference by increasing pancreatic cancer awareness and bringing preventive resources to the most vulnerable and under-resourced communities.
Board of Directors
SAAD ALAM, PH. D