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Here you can find news items and blogs by Pancreatic Cancer UK staff and guest writers

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Gene ‘switched off’ in early stages of pancreatic cancer, allowing rapid tumour growth and spread

15 July 2024

The findings of a research project that we part-funded from Nottingham Trent University has now been announced, with researchers discovering that pancreatic cancer is able to 'switch off' a gene which enables it to become more aggressive.

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Policy & campaigning

General election: what happens next

10 July 2024

Last week’s election has delivered a new Government, and a seismic shift in UK politics. Looking ahead to this Parliament, there are big opportunities to make progress on pancreatic and other less survivable cancers. 

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Policy & campaigning

General election manifesto round-up

21 June 2024

Our Head of Influencing and Health Improvement, Alfie Bailey-Bearfield, shares a manifesto round-up.

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Policy & campaigning

Demanding Survival at Downing Street

11 June 2024

Last week we handed in our open letter, signed by over 63,000 Pancreatic Cancer UK supporters who backed our Demand Survival Now manifesto.

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A day in the life working on the support line

29 May 2024

Nicci is one of our specialist nurses. This is an example of a day in the life working on the support line.

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Our response to the PERT shortages

29 May 2024

Find out more about the PERT shortages, what we're doing in response and how we can support you if you're affected.


Researchers develop new way to identify people with new-onset diabetes who are at risk of pancreatic cancer

7 May 2024

Research funded by us has uncovered a more effective way of identifying people with new-onset diabetes who are also at higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer than current recommendations set out by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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How we’re striving for better treatments

1 May 2024

Thanks to our generous supporters, we’ve invested £14.4 million in research into the early detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer to date.

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Pancreatic Cancer UK announced as 2025 TCS London Marathon official charity of the year

24 April 2024

Pancreatic Cancer UK is the official charity of the year for the 2025 TCS London Marathon, so "take on the ultimate test to help develop the ultimate test”


We’re making some changes

17 April 2024

We’re excited to announce that we’re making some changes to how we look and the way we talk about our vital work.

Local volunteering

Why I volunteer – Dawn

28 March 2024

Dawn, one of our incredible Events Volunteers, shares what she loves about volunteering at fundraising events.

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Policy & campaigning

My experience shaping new NHS guidance on diagnosis

26 March 2024

Charles, one of our supporters, tells us about his role as a patient expert on the NHS group that developed this new guidance.