News and blogs

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

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Celebrity

We are sending our very best wishes to Sven-Goran Eriksson following his pancreatic cancer diagnosis

11 January 2024

Responding to the news that Sven-Goran Eriksson, former manager of the England Men's football team, has pancreatic cancer, Diana Jupp, CEO of the charity Pancreatic Cancer UK, said

Research

New vaccine shows promise at preventing pancreatic cancer recurrence

9 January 2024

A trial of a new vaccine which could prevent recurrence of pancreatic cancer following surgery has shown promising results.

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Policy & campaigning

New tool developed to improve consistency in patient care

5 January 2024

Specialist pancreatic cancer centres across the UK have begun to trial a new tool called PACT-UK, which aims to create consistency in decision-making for treatment and care for people with pancreatic cancer.

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Supporter stories

Angela’s gift will writing

3 January 2024

After Angela was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in August 2020, she used our free Will writing service to ensure her loved ones and the causes she cared about were provided for. Here's her story. 

Supporter stories

Tribute to Dr Charles Martin Bates

8 December 2023

As we begin a new year, we wanted to pause and remember those who supported us by leaving a gift in their Will.

Fundraising

Thank you for making this November special

1 December 2023

Celebrating another successful Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

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Wishing Maggie Blanks a happy retirement

29 November 2023

As the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Founder and CEO announces her retirement, our CEO Diana Jupp shares her thanks to Maggie, and her excitement for this next chapter in pancreatic cancer research.

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Information

Information about the supply of Pancrease®

17 November 2023

Specialist nurse, Lynne, provides information following an update about the supply of Pancrease® in November 2023.

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Awareness

World Pancreatic Cancer Day

9 November 2023

16th November marks a busy and important day in the calendar for our staff, supporters, and volunteers. Read on to find out how you can be a part of this year’s World Pancreatic Cancer Day!

Policy & campaigning

Pancreatic Cancer UK’s Improving Pancreatic Cancer Care launch event 2023

7 November 2023

Pancreatic cancer is tough to detect – but even once it’s spotted, people can go on to face potentially huge obstacles: from getting their diagnosis, treatment and care – to having a better quality of life, and surviving.

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Media

Thousands of people with pancreatic cancer could live longer if shockingly low treatment rates are reversed

19 October 2023

Almost 5,000 people with pancreatic cancer could live longer, if shockingly low treatment rates were tackled through an improved care pathway, according to our new analysis. Currently 7 in 10 patients receive no treatment at all – not even chemotherapy.

Policy & campaigning

Liberal Democrats commit to action on the less survivable cancers – our response

26 September 2023

Read our response to the Liberal Democrats' commitment to a new Cancer Survival Research Act.