News and blogs

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

pancreatic cancer nurse Nicola Murphy

COVID Cancer Antibody Survey – Nurse Nicci and the NHS need your help

1 October 2021

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

28 September 2021

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’

28 September 2021

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.

Professor Michelle Garrett - SAB Chair for PCUK

Meet Professor Michelle Garrett

21 September 2021

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

Anna Jewell PCUK

Our response to calls for cancer nurse funding as shortage leaves health professionals struggling to deliver vital care

8 September 2021

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.

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Supporter story

Shine a light on pancreatic cancer

2 September 2021

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.

About us

Meet Arthur – our new Trustee with personal experience of pancreatic cancer

23 August 2021

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

3 August 2021

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

26 July 2021

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.

Young woman wearing face mask while walking in the streets of London

Open letter from cancer charities to the public

19 July 2021

40 charities and organisations have written an open letter, urging the public to help keep vulnerable people safe as restrictions ease. 

Real Life Stories

How PERT tablets helped me battle pancreatic cancer, one bite at a time

9 July 2021

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.

Local volunteering

Why I volunteer

28 June 2021

Connie shares her motivation for volunteering for Pancreatic Cancer UK and how it gives her a great sense of achievement.