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

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Policy & campaigning

Demanding Survival at Downing Street

11 June 2024

Last week we handed in our open letter, signed by over 63,000 Pancreatic Cancer UK supporters who backed our Demand Survival Now manifesto.

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Support

A day in the life working on the support line

29 May 2024

Thanks to our generous supporters, we’ve invested £14.4 million in research into the early detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer to date.

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Our response to the PERT shortages

29 May 2024

Find out more about the PERT shortages, what we're doing in response and how we can support you if you're affected.

 

Researchers develop new way to identify people with new-onset diabetes who are at risk of pancreatic cancer

7 May 2024

Research funded by us has uncovered a more effective way of identifying people with new-onset diabetes who are also at higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer than current recommendations set out by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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Research

How we’re striving for better treatments

1 May 2024

Thanks to our generous supporters, we’ve invested £14.4 million in research into the early detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer to date.

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Media

Pancreatic Cancer UK announced as 2025 TCS London Marathon official charity of the year

24 April 2024

Pancreatic Cancer UK is the official charity of the year for the 2025 TCS London Marathon, so "take on the ultimate test to help develop the ultimate test”

Awareness

We’re making some changes

17 April 2024

We’re excited to announce that we’re making some changes to how we look and the way we talk about our vital work.

Local volunteering

Why I volunteer – Dawn

28 March 2024

Dawn, one of our incredible Events Volunteers, shares what she loves about volunteering at fundraising events.

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Policy & campaigning

My experience shaping new NHS guidance on diagnosis

26 March 2024

Charles, one of our supporters, tells us about his role as a patient expert on the NHS group that developed this new guidance.

Policy & campaigning

Massive campaign win for people with pancreatic cancer

25 March 2024

We are delighted that NHS England has published new guidance recommending that pancreatic cancer should be diagnosed more quickly.  

Media

50,000 people will die of pancreatic cancer without urgent action from next Government

12 March 2024

At least 50,000 people will die of pancreatic cancer by the end of the next five-year Parliamentary term without urgent action from the next government, we have warned, as our new ‘Demand Survival Now’ campaign launches.

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Celebrity

We are sending our very best wishes to Sven-Goran Eriksson following his pancreatic cancer diagnosis

11 January 2024

Responding to the news that Sven-Goran Eriksson, former manager of the England Men's football team, has pancreatic cancer, Diana Jupp, CEO of the charity Pancreatic Cancer UK, said