News and blogs
Here you can find news items and blogs by Pancreatic Cancer UK staff and guest writers
COVID Cancer Antibody Survey – Nurse Nicci and the NHS need your help
PCUK specialist nurse Nicci encourages people to take part in an NHS survey that wants to find out how well the COVID-19 vaccines work for people with cancer.
Bringing the global community together
Each year, world class pancreatic cancer experts are brought together by the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition at its annual meeting. The event this year took place across various virtual sessions and roundtables over three days during September with our CEO, Diana Jupp, co-chairing the event.
‘The love we have for her kept us going’
On 12th September, our 150 amazing runners took to the streets of Newcastle, crossing the iconic Tyne Bridge twice and traversing the beautiful coastline of South Shields to raise (so far!) a fantastic £90k.
Meet Professor Michelle Garrett
We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Professor Michelle Garrett as the new Chair of Pancreatic Cancer UK’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Michelle is Professor of Cancer Therapeutics in the School of Biosciences at the University of Kent
Our response to calls for cancer nurse funding as shortage leaves health professionals struggling to deliver vital care
Our director of Support, Research and Influencing at Pancreatic Cancer UK, Anna Jewell, responds to the call for a ring-fenced Cancer Nurse Training Fund.
Shine a light on pancreatic cancer
Survival has improved for most cancers, but not for pancreatic cancer. It's critical that more people are diagnosed earlier. With your support this Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, we can put a spotlight on the disease to ensure it gets the attention it deserves.
Meet Arthur – our new Trustee with personal experience of pancreatic cancer
Arthur Calderwood joined Pancreatic Cancer UK as a Trustee in March. After being diagnosed with operable pancreatic cancer in late 2020, and receiving support from our Specialist Nurses, Arthur saw our recent call for new Trustees as his opportunity to give back to a cause close to his heart.
Our response to reports of disruption to pancreatic cancer services in Northern Ireland
Our Head of Scotland and Northern Ireland, Dawn Crosby, responds to reports of disruption to pancreatic cancer services in Northern Ireland.
Stamping out pancreatic cancer one step at a time
Saturday 17th July saw a magnificent 158 walkers join the first ever Team Scotland to take on The Big Step Forward, our walking event, now in its second year.
Open letter from cancer charities to the public
40 charities and organisations have written an open letter, urging the public to help keep vulnerable people safe as restrictions ease.
How PERT tablets helped me battle pancreatic cancer, one bite at a time
Although the importance of PERT (Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy) was explained to James when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, it was only through his experience of living with the disease that he came to realise that it would save his life.
Why I volunteer
Connie shares her motivation for volunteering for Pancreatic Cancer UK and how it gives her a great sense of achievement.