Take our three-part Introduction to pancreatic cancer online course

Our three-part introduction to pancreatic cancer course provides an overview of pancreatic cancer, from how it presents and the symptoms associated with the disease, to treatment options and the ongoing supportive care needs of people with pancreatic cancer.

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GatewayC course: ‘Pancreatic Cancer – Early Diagnosis’


We’re delighted to be supporting GatewayC’s ‘Pancreatic Cancer – Early Diagnosis’ course. The course aims to support healthcare professionals when assessing symptoms possibly indicative of pancreatic cancer and increase confidence in clinical decision-making regarding referral on a suspected cancer pathway.

It’s free to access and suitable for all healthcare professionals across England.

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This course will support you to:

  • Develop skills which enable patients to articulate their symptoms and concerns
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the skills necessary to identify and pick up cues and facilitate disclosure
  • Recognise a number of, often uncertain, symptoms that can be associated with pancreatic cancer
  • Demonstrate increased knowledge and confidence in decision making around pancreatic cancer referrals

GatewayC podcast: GPs talk cancer - Pancreatic cancer


“Just because you’ve been a Type 2 diabetic for 20 years, doesn’t mean you can’t get pancreatic cancer.”

The latest episode of GatewayC’s GPs Talk Cancer podcast covers pancreatic cancer, with discussions on symptoms, patient cases, referral and more.

GPs Dr Rebecca Leon and Dr Sarah Taylor share their experiences and insights to help you to detect pancreatic cancer in primary care.

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10 top tips for GPs


We collaborated with Macmillan Cancer Support to develop a ’10 top tips’ resource for GPs. This resource was developed with guidance from our Patient and Carer Advisory Board and Macmillan GPs and highlights key facts and advice for GPs diagnosing pancreatic cancer.

Take a look at the top tips

Pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) information


PERT online course

Free | 30 – 45 minutes

A health professional’s guide to pancreatic cancer and PERT, endorsed by the British Dietetic Association and Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Guidance

NHS Wales Health Collaborative has produced a one page information sheet on prescribing and advising your pancreatic cancer patients on pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT). This resource was reviewed by our Specialist Pancreatic Cancer Nurse, Lynne McCallum.

Read the guidance

Symptom awareness materials


Order or download our range of awareness materials including our symptoms of pancreatic cancer z-card and poster.

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Information for your patients


Give your patients the knowledge they need to make informed choices by sharing our information. It’s easy to understand, reviewed by clinical experts and covers all aspects of pancreatic cancer so you can share it with full confidence.

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Events


Past event presentations

New developments in pancreatic cancer- Early diagnosis, February 2024

Designed for all health professionals working with pancreatic cancer patients including GPs and other primary care staff. Our Early diagnosis event looked at: exploring what support GPs need to start using new pancreatic cancer tests as soon as they become available; the world’s first breath test for pancreatic cancer; and the development of a decision risk tool for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer among new-onset diabetes in UK primary care.

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Supporting patients with pancreatic cancer, March 2022

Designed for all healthcare professionals working in supportive roles with people with pancreatic cancer, this two-part event provided a good knowledge and understanding of the key areas of a pancreatic cancer patient’s pathway.

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PERT and pancreatic cancer: an online educational session, 21st October 2021

We teamed up with senior specialist HPB dietitian, Mary Phillips, to deliver this free online education session on pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT). The session explored what pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) is and how to recognise and diagnose PEI, and what PERT is, the impact it can have on patients’ symptoms and quality of life, and how to advise your patients on effective use of PERT and troubleshooting.

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All Wales Webinar on Pancreatic Cancer, 24th June 2021

We teamed up with the Macmillan Primary Care Cancer Framework to deliver this free webinar for all healthcare professionals working in primary care in Wales. The session explored: early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer; pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI), pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) and diabetes; and opportunities to improve patient care in primary care.

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Specialist Nurse Support Line for you


Our specialist nurses can support you with any specific questions you might have around caring for someone with pancreatic cancer. They also provide additional support to your patients and their families. Call our free and confidential Support Line on 0808 801 0707 or email nurse@pancreaticcancer.org.uk. Open Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri 9am – 4pm, and Wed 10am – 6pm.

SELCA: Introduction to pancreatic cancer for primary care - 10 minute overview


South East London Cancer Alliance (SELCA) have launched a new education resource to support primary care professionals to identify patients who require an urgent suspected cancer referral. The online resource will comprise of seven bitesize modules, each focussing on a specific cancer or group of cancers, and can be completed within 10 minutes.

The module on pancreatic cancer is now available and aims to refresh professionals’ knowledge of pancreatic cancer symptoms and enable colleagues to refer patients with confidence for cancer diagnostic testing.

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RCGP Learning: Pancreatic Cancer – Early Diagnosis in General Practice


Patients frequently present to general practice with a range of undifferentiated symptoms that may or may not signify serious disease.

This course helps GPs to make sense of the early symptoms that could be explained by pancreatic cancer. Using video-based scenarios, it reviews the patterns of symptoms that emerge over time, which can suggest a serious underlying diagnosis, and sets out an approach that GPs can take to ensure appropriate and timely investigation and follow-up in cases of diagnostic uncertainty.

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This course is intended for UK-based health professionals and has been developed by the RCGP in partnership with Pancreatic Cancer Action.