Double Donations, Double Survival

Every pound you donated between 7th – 31st March 2022 was matched by generous philanthropists.

Thousands of generous supporters like you had their donations doubled last year. You helped researchers create a blood test that has been 95% accurate in early trials. This is an amazing breakthrough and we couldn’t have got this far without you.

This year you’ve helped raise £220,000! Your kind donations are helping us move into the next phase of our efforts to make sure we can diagnose people much earlier.

We’re continuing our project to collect samples from people with vague pancreatic cancer symptoms who haven’t been diagnosed. It will ensure tests that are accurate in the lab are also accurate in the doctors’ surgery, meaning people will be diagnosed earlier.

We’re supporting the development of a genetic risk register. This register will help determine people’s level of risk. If it is high, they will be offered CT screening, support and ongoing monitoring. This register will save lives. It will also help researchers learn more about the genetic causes of pancreatic cancer and why it develops in the first place.

Both of these projects are the first of their kind and they’re bringing us closer to achieve what we all want – making early diagnosis a reality.

Thank you for your compassion and stepping up to help. Without you, none of our work would be possible.

A test to diagnose pancreatic cancer could give families more time together. And it could help stop people like my mum from dying too soon.
- Chelsea

At times, Mum said that having pancreatic cancer was like going into a war you knew you couldn’t win. And it breaks my heart to think she isn’t the only person to have been diagnosed too late.

Read about our research

Late diagnosis is one of the biggest issues in pancreatic cancer but we’re investing in ground-breaking research to change this. This is what our researchers have been working on thanks to your support:

  • created a blood test that’s been 95% accurate in laboratory trials.
  • developed a bank of pancreatic cancer samples for researchers across the UK to use in their experiments.
  • looking into how a test to diagnose pancreatic cancer could be used in the NHS.
Our early diagnosis research
Female scientists in a research lab

Contact us

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on supportercare@pancreaticcancer.org.uk or 020 3535 7090

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