Female researcher carrying out some work in a lab.

Cambridge researchers to improve treatment options for deadliest common cancer by understanding how it grows

21 December 2022

Researchers at the University of Cambridge will use a new cutting-edge laboratory technique to study which proteins cause uncontrolled cell-growth in pancreatic cancer and enable the devastating disease to spread rapidly.

A machine delivering chemotherapy through an intravenous drip.

Chemo before surgery shown to improve one-year survival

19 December 2022

A new clinical trial has found that chemotherapy before surgery significantly increased the one-year survival of people with pancreatic cancer whose tumour was borderline resectable. 

Scientist Professor Robin Ketteler standing in a lab with two of his colleagues looking at a sample

The realities of research

7 October 2022

Research into pancreatic cancer has been underfunded and under-resourced for decades, resulting in little improvement in survival rates for this devastating disease. Here’s how we're taking that on.


New blood test to detect cancer

24 August 2022

Our CEO at Pancreatic Cancer UK, Diana Jupp has provided commentary on the new blood test that aims to detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms arise. 

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How your support is funding world-class research

23 August 2022

In 2021/22, your support meant that we could fund £1.8m in research grants – more than ever before – bringing our total research spend to £10m. Our Head of Research, Dr Chris MacDonald, explains how we’re using this money to give our researchers the best chance of making breakthroughs.


New hope for treating pancreatic cancer: Targeting the ‘recycler’ protein USP25

7 July 2022

An innovative new study may revolutionise pancreatic cancer therapy by targeting the ‘recycler’ protein USP25 to reduce the growth of cancer cells.


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

30 June 2022

New research from the Institute of Cancer Research suggests that it could be possible to reverse a key process that enables pancreatic cancer cells to grow and spread in the body.


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.


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.


Pancreatic Cancer UK Discovery and Translational Research Forum, 13 & 14 June 2022


New research project: what is pancreatic exocrine insufficiency and how can we diagnose it more quickly?

31 May 2022

Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) occurs when the pancreas becomes unable to produce enough enzymes to break down food, and effectively causes the body to starve. The condition affects 60-90% of people with pancreatic cancer. 


Pancreatic Cancer UK’s Research in Scotland: Changing the future of pancreatic cancer, 28th March 2022