News and blogs

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

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.


We will always be grateful for the support Jeni gave us

28 June 2021

Jamie tells the story of his Dad's devastating pancreatic cancer diagnosis, which came at one of the most difficult times when the UK went into lockdown in March 2020.

Local volunteering

Volunteers Week – It’s time to say thanks…

1 June 2021

Our amazing volunteers give their time to support us in a variety of ways. Find out how you can get involved this Volunteers Week.


Our online Discussion Forum gets a makeover

27 May 2021

Our Forum has been given a fresh new look to make it easier to join, easier to post, and easier to find what you’re looking for. Read Sue's story about how the Forum supported her through her husband's diagnosis.

A hand holding pancreatic enzyme replacement capsules.

Half of pancreatic cancer patients not prescribed tablets they need to stop them starving, new research shows

26 May 2021

We launch our new ‘Transform Lives: Prescribe’ campaign, urging the NHS to ensure everyone who could benefit from pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy is prescribed them at the point of diagnosis.

Policy & Campaigning

NHS England announce audit of pancreatic cancer treatment and care

21 May 2021

Pancreatic Cancer UK's Head of Policy, Intelligence and Campaigns, Danni Manzi, responds to NHS England's announcement.


Adrian finds hope and positivity in fundraising, throughout his diagnosis and treatment.

18 May 2021

Adrian shares his experience of being diagnosed and treated for pancreatic cancer, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, and finding hope and positivity through taking on the Big Step Forward.


Pancreatic Cancer UK partners with The Real Greek

17 May 2021

An update on our meeting with Jo Churchill, the Cancer Minister, about the impact of the pandemic on pancreatic cancer.

Policy & Campaigning

Our meeting with Jo Churchill, Cancer Minister for England

30 April 2021

An update on our meeting with Jo Churchill, the Cancer Minister, about the impact of the pandemic on pancreatic cancer.

Policy & Campaigning

APPG on Pancreatic Cancer launches new report on the impact of COVID-19

13 April 2021

Emily from our Policy and Campaigns team blogs about the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Pancreatic Cancer's new report and what we've been doing to ensure the impact on people with pancreatic cancer is not ignored.