News and blogs

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

Research

Critical step towards new treatment option

1 March 2021

Exciting new research has been published by the Pancreatic Cancer UK Grand Challenge team at Barts Cancer Institute

 

Our open letter to Jo Churchill, Cancer Minister for England

11 February 2021

An open letter to Jo Churchill, the Cancer Minister, raising our concerns about how COVID-19 is impacting pancreatic cancer treatment and care.

Research

International Day of Women & Girls in Science

9 February 2021

Our Research Manager, Anna Lakey, talks to Sigrid Fey, a Pancreatic Cancer UK Future Leader, to find out more about her work and experiences as a woman in the world of science.

Diagnosis

Early detection saved my dad’s life

1 February 2021

Kerry tells us about her dad’s diagnosis, the road to recovery, and why she believes early diagnosis research is key to more people like her dad surviving.

Diagnosis

Behind the scenes of the creation of our pancreatic cancer information

1 February 2021

Our pancreatic cancer information is accessed over 830,000 times each year - often by people affected by a devastating pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Emily Morgan, Senior Information Manager at Pancreatic Cancer UK, tells us a little more about the process behind the pages.

Fundraising

A huge thank you to the Bank of England

1 February 2021

Trying to raise money through office fundraising was never going to cut it with staff suddenly working at home. We were lucky that during this extraordinary year, we had an extraordinary partner in The Bank of England.

Support

New coronavirus regulations across the UK

7 January 2021

With the coronavirus regulations tightening across the UK, we know that this is a difficult time for people and might be causing a lot of worry. I will explain what these changes mean for people with pancreatic cancer.

Fundraising

Cancer Deadline Day

7 January 2021

Eight cancer charities, including Pancreatic Cancer UK, have come together to launch Cancer Deadline Day - a new campaign building up to football’s transfer deadline day which will see funds raised for the various organisations.

Support

What do the new coronavirus Christmas restrictions announced on 19 December mean for people with pancreatic cancer?

21 December 2020

Specialist nurse, Nicci explains what the latest coronavirus Christmas restrictions announced on 19 December mean for people with pancreatic cancer.

Policy & Campaigning

Pancreatic Cancer UK’s position on the COVID-19 vaccine prioritisation

21 December 2020

We believe it is essential, that palliative pancreatic cancer patients are given reasonable priority in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

Support

The coronavirus vaccine and pancreatic cancer

17 December 2020

With all the media around the new coronavirus vaccine, our specialist nurse, Nicci, explains what this means for people with pancreatic cancer.

Policy & Campaigning

NHS England publish National Cancer Recovery Plan for cancer services

16 December 2020

We comment on NHS England's National Cancer Recovery Plan, which aims to restore cancer services post pandemic