Today, Cancer Research UK has announced it has tripled its investment in pancreatic cancer research, since launching its research strategy in 2014. The charity confirmed that it had increased spending on pancreatic cancer research to £18 million in 2015/16, tripling the £6 million investment in 2013/14.
Leanne Reynolds, Head of Research at Pancreatic Cancer UK comments, “Cancer Research UK’s increased investment in pancreatic cancer is very welcome news indeed. We now need this momentum to continue with the Government committing to increasing its investment in pancreatic cancer research.
“We believe funding for pancreatic cancer research needs to be sustained at £25 million per annum to achieve the kind of breakthroughs needed to make significant improvements in early diagnosis and treatments for pancreatic cancer. Under our new Strategy, ‘Taking it on together’, we have committed to funding at least £10 million of new pancreatic cancer research over the next five years.”
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