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.


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


Public Relations


Community Advocate

Dr. Farrah Russell

Child Advocate, Board Member

Supporting Advisors



Dr. Saad Alam is a PhD in economics with focus on health economics and infrastructure economics. His research focus has been socioeconomic impact in developing countries. As an assistant professor of economics, he developed vast experience in teaching various aspects of economics pertaining health, industry and social development. Dr. Alam currently focuses on impact of various diseases such as infections in setting of surgery and bleeding secondary to medications, on patients and on health costs. Due to his vast experience in both field of health and economics, Dr. Alam believes that he can help teach young students the impact of ill-health on their finances, and how focusing on better food saves money compared to the money spent when one is sick.