News and blogs

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


Thank you for making this November special

1 December 2023

Celebrating another successful Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Maggie Blanks, CEO of Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, and Diana Jupp, CEO of Pancreatic Cancer UK, laughing together in a meeting room.

Wishing Maggie Blanks a happy retirement

29 November 2023

As the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Founder and CEO announces her retirement, our CEO Diana Jupp shares her thanks to Maggie, and her excitement for this next chapter in pancreatic cancer research.

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Information about the supply of Pancrease®

17 November 2023

Specialist nurse, Lynne, provides information following an update about the supply of Pancrease® in November 2023.

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World Pancreatic Cancer Day

9 November 2023

16th November marks a busy and important day in the calendar for our staff, supporters, and volunteers. Read on to find out how you can be a part of this year’s World Pancreatic Cancer Day!

Policy & campaigning

Pancreatic Cancer UK’s Improving Pancreatic Cancer Care launch event 2023

7 November 2023

Pancreatic cancer is tough to detect – but even once it’s spotted, people can go on to face potentially huge obstacles: from getting their diagnosis, treatment and care – to having a better quality of life, and surviving.

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Thousands of people with pancreatic cancer could live longer if shockingly low treatment rates are reversed

19 October 2023

Almost 5,000 people with pancreatic cancer could live longer, if shockingly low treatment rates were tackled through an improved care pathway, according to our new analysis. Currently 7 in 10 patients receive no treatment at all – not even chemotherapy.

Policy & campaigning

Liberal Democrats commit to action on the less survivable cancers – our response

26 September 2023

Read our response to the Liberal Democrats' commitment to a new Cancer Survival Research Act.

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Supporter stories

John’s Gift of Hope

31 August 2023

John is leaving a gift of hope in his Will to help fund ground-breaking research into early diagnosis and better treatment and care for people affected by pancreatic cancer.

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Policy & campaigning

Government publishes Major Conditions Strategy framework

14 August 2023

Our Interim CEO Anna Jewell, comments on the publication the Department of Health and Social Care's Major Conditions Strategy framework

a mature man sits in his hospital bed waiting to listen to a doctor explain his diagnosis whilst being consoled by his wife . In the background a young male nurse adjusts his curtain screen so that he can hear the news in private . They are smiling as the news appears to be good news.

New national initiative to improve care of pancreatic and hepatocellular cancer patients across Scotland

8 August 2023

NHS Scotland has launched a new initiative with an innovative “Virtual Cancer Care Team” to speed up diagnosis and treatment for two of the most deadly forms of cancer.

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Making information and support accessible for everyone

25 July 2023

We are committed to including everyone affected by pancreatic cancer, and making sure they feel welcome and supported. Here are a few ways to access information and support.

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About us

Pancreatic Cancer UK appoints new trustees to support bold five-year strategy

17 July 2023

We are delighted to announce that three new trustees have joined our board as we launch our bold new strategy to double survival for the deadliest common cancer by 2028.