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

Health Minister Helen Whately tries breath testing kit with Professor George Hanna

World-first pancreatic cancer breath test

11 March 2023

We’re thrilled to announce that we are funding a new clinical study to develop a breath test that could detect pancreatic cancer early enough to save thousands of lives a year.

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Real life stories

“The bravery she showed was so humbling”

28 February 2023

Sarah's mum was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in June 2022. Then, in September the same year, after experiencing pain, bloating and indigestion, doctors discovered a mass in her abdomen. Eventually, tests revealed she had stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

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Four things we’ve learnt about early detection

22 February 2023

Our researchers have laid the vital groundwork for the development of new tests for the early detection of pancreatic cancer. Here we take a look at what they have achieved so far. 

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Policy & campaigning

UK Government publish Urgent & Emergency Care Recovery Plan – our response

1 February 2023

Our Director of Research, Support and Influencing comments on the publication of the government's Urgent and Emergency Care Recovery Plan.

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Welsh Government publish new Cancer Improvement Plan for NHS Wales

31 January 2023

Our Director of Support, Research and Influencing, Anna Jewell, comments on the publication of Wales' new Cancer Improvement Plan.

Anna Jewell
Policy & campaigning

Government U-turn on publication of 10 Year Cancer Plan – our statement

24 January 2023

Pancreatic Cancer UK's Director of Support, Research and Influencing, Anna Jewell, comments on the government's decision to scrap the 10 Year Cancer Plan for England

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Supporter stories

Angela’s gift of hope

20 January 2023

After Angela was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in August 2020, she used our free Will writing service to ensure her loved ones and the causes she cared about were provided for. Here's her story. 

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Supporter stories

Anne’s gift of hope

29 December 2022

Anne chose to leave a gift in her Will to fund research into early diagnosis. Here's her story.

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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. 

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Thank you for raising your voices this November

1 December 2022

Celebrating another successful Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Policy & campaigning

Raising our voices in UK Parliaments

1 December 2022

This Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, we held events at Westminster and in Scottish Parliament to demand urgent action on behalf of people living with pancreatic cancer this winter.