News and blogs

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

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Our response to calls for cancer nurse funding as shortage leaves health professionals struggling to deliver vital care

8 September 2021

Our director of Support, Research and Influencing at Pancreatic Cancer UK, Anna Jewell, responds to the call for a ring-fenced Cancer Nurse Training Fund.

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Supporter story

Shine a light on pancreatic cancer

2 September 2021

Survival has improved for most cancers, but not for pancreatic cancer. It's critical that more people are diagnosed earlier. With your support this Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, we can put a spotlight on the disease to ensure it gets the attention it deserves.

About us

Meet Arthur – our new Trustee with personal experience of pancreatic cancer

23 August 2021

Arthur Calderwood joined Pancreatic Cancer UK as a Trustee in March. After being diagnosed with operable pancreatic cancer in late 2020, and receiving support from our Specialist Nurses, Arthur saw our recent call for new Trustees as his opportunity to give back to a cause close to his heart.

 

Our response to reports of disruption to pancreatic cancer services in Northern Ireland

3 August 2021

Our Head of Scotland and Northern Ireland, Dawn Crosby, responds to reports of disruption to pancreatic cancer services in Northern Ireland.

Fundraising

Stamping out pancreatic cancer one step at a time

26 July 2021

Saturday 17th July saw a magnificent 158 walkers join the first ever Team Scotland to take on The Big Step Forward, our walking event, now in its second year.

Young woman wearing face mask while walking in the streets of London
 

Open letter from cancer charities to the public

19 July 2021

40 charities and organisations have written an open letter, urging the public to help keep vulnerable people safe as restrictions ease. 

Real Life Stories

How PERT tablets helped me battle pancreatic cancer, one bite at a time

9 July 2021

Although the importance of PERT (Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy) was explained to James when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, it was only through his experience of living with the disease that he came to realise that it would save his life.

Local volunteering

Why I volunteer

28 June 2021

Connie shares her motivation for volunteering for Pancreatic Cancer UK and how it gives her a great sense of achievement.

Support

We will always be grateful for the support Jeni gave us

28 June 2021

Jamie tells the story of his Dad's devastating pancreatic cancer diagnosis, which came at one of the most difficult times when the UK went into lockdown in March 2020.

Local volunteering

Volunteers Week – It’s time to say thanks…

1 June 2021

Our amazing volunteers give their time to support us in a variety of ways. Find out how you can get involved this Volunteers Week.

Support

Our online Discussion Forum gets a makeover

27 May 2021

Our Forum has been given a fresh new look to make it easier to join, easier to post, and easier to find what you’re looking for. Read Sue's story about how the Forum supported her through her husband's diagnosis.

A hand holding pancreatic enzyme replacement capsules.
Media

Half of pancreatic cancer patients not prescribed tablets they need to stop them starving, new research shows

26 May 2021

We launch our new ‘Transform Lives: Prescribe’ campaign, urging the NHS to ensure everyone who could benefit from pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy is prescribed them at the point of diagnosis.