Lost Voices

Help us break through the silence

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What do these people have in common?

They all died from pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer is the deadliest common cancer. Half of people diagnosed die within 3 months.

Their voices are lost – there’s no one to speak up, even though, by 2026, pancreatic cancer will become the fourth biggest cancer killer.

There has been silence around pancreatic cancer for too long and this has meant too little funding and attention.

It’s up to us to break through the silence – and find the research breakthrough that will save lives.

Why is pancreatic cancer still so deadly?

People are diagnosed too late: too late for treatment; too late to survive.

Shockingly, research into pancreatic cancer has been underfunded for decades, meaning survival rates have barely changed in the past 40 years.

But there is hope.

Research will transform the future for pancreatic cancer. Our scientists are close to a breakthrough, but we need more funding to make this happen.

Help us break through the silence

Donate to fund breakthroughs
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Pancreatic cancer has been left behind. By 2026, pancreatic cancer will become the fourth biggest cancer killer. And yet, it receives only 3% of the UK cancer research budget.

We’ve seen the impact that investing in research can have on survival rates through cancers like breast cancer.

Similar numbers of people die from pancreatic cancer as they do from breast cancer each year. And yet, pancreatic cancer research receives 93% less funding than breast cancer. This is unacceptable.

If you, or a loved one, have been affected by pancreatic cancer – our nurses are here for you.

You don’t have to face this alone. Let us help you and your family today.

Thank you to our ambassador Olivia Williams for making this campaign possible – and to Jon Holmes of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 show ‘The Skewer’ for producing the audio, and Luke Pelletier of Acamar Films for the animation.

Contact a nurse on our Support Line:

Call 0808 801 0707 or email nurse@pancreaticcancer.org.uk

Our lines are open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 9am and 4pm, and Wednesdays between 10am and 6pm.

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