An Overview of PALS Since 2002, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's Patient Central (formerly known as the Patient and Liaison Services (PALS) program) has provided more than 50,000 pancreatic cancer patients and their loved ones with the information, resources and educational materials they need on their journey through the disease. Patient Central also provides educational materials and services to health professionals and researchers. Learn about these offerings as well as other aspects of Patient Central.