News and blogs

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

Research

Our response to “gremlin therapy” research that suggests pancreatic cancer can be reversed

30 June 2022

Our Head of Research at Pancreatic Cancer UK, Dr Chris MacDonald has provided commentary on new research from the Institute of Cancer Research which suggests that it could be possible to reverse a key process that enables pancreatic cancer cells to grow and spread in the body.

 

Jenny’s call for early diagnosis

28 June 2022

This month, we launched our Unite, Diagnose, Save Lives campaign to fight for the breakthrough in early diagnosis that will save lives.

 

Our Research Involvement Network: Shaping the future of pancreatic cancer research

28 June 2022

Dr Naureen Starling is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust specialising in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, as well as researching new therapies.

Charles Czaijkowski wearing a suit and smiling
 

Beating pancreatic cancer: a podcast discussion

24 June 2022

Charles Czajkowski shares his personal battle with pancreatic cancer and talks to Jon Baston-Pitt and Head of Research Dr. Chris Macdonald to discuss the importance of early diagnosis and the issues that our healthcare system faces.

Mahika sitting in her living room looking to camera.
Policy & Campaigning

Stand with Mihika to fight for early diagnosis

14 June 2022

You may recognise Mihika as one of the faces of our Unite, Diagnose, Save Lives campaign that launched last week. Like so many of our loved ones, Mihika’s husband Jay heard these devastating words when he was finally diagnosed; “Sorry it’s too late. We can’t save you.”

Aviva and Friends
Fundraising

Pancreatic Cancer UK’s partnership with Aviva and Friends wins a Third Sector Award

14 June 2022

The team won the award for ‘Challenge Event of the Year’ - where they won recognition for their brave and inspiring fundraising in memory of two former team mates who sadly died of pancreatic cancer. 

Policy & Campaigning

Our response to the Scotland Cancer Strategy consultation

8 June 2022

During April and May 2022, the Scottish Government ran a public consultation on a new national cancer strategy. Find out what we're calling for in our response.

Media

Only a third of GPs have sufficient access to vital scans needed to diagnose pancreatic cancer

8 June 2022

Only 30% of GPs have sufficient access ‘all of the time’ to vital scans needed to diagnose the deadliest common cancer - according to our latest poll.

Research

Our response to the mRNA pancreatic cancer vaccine trial

8 June 2022

Our Head of Research, Dr Chris MacDonald comments on the exciting trial results presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago.

Volunteers' Week
 

Time to say thank you to our volunteers

1 June 2022

Here at Pancreatic Cancer UK our amazing volunteers give their time to support us in a variety of ways; all contributing toward our vision that everyone with pancreatic cancer survives to live long and well. We want to say a massive Thank You to each and every one of our volunteers. You are at the heart of everything we do. 

 

“I’ve never worn a top with so much pride” – Victoria and the team take on Edinburgh Marathon

31 May 2022

Last weekend, 49 amazing team Pancreatic Cancer UK runners took on Scotland's largest mass participation running event, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, to raise an incredible £34,715 so far!

 

RideLondon 2022: Tony and the team ride towards breakthroughs

31 May 2022

Last weekend, 130 amazing team Pancreatic Cancer UK riders, including Emmerdale star Tony Audenshaw and our very own Chief Executive Diana, took on RideLondon, ‘the world’s greatest celebration of cycling’ to raise an incredible £83,037 so far!