News and blogs

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

 

MPs’ letter to send to the Health Secretary

27 April 2022

The Government are writing a new 10-year Cancer Plan, and as an MP you can help us ensure that pancreatic cancer has an important place in it.

Fundraising

Walk for Pia: The Gavin and Stacey themed walk from Billericay to Barry Island

26 April 2022

Pia was aged just 54 when she sadly lost her life to pancreatic cancer in September 2021, 11 months after her diagnosis. Now, Pia’s husband, Simon, and their two daughters Rhiannon and Emilia have been joined by family and friends in walking from Billericay, Essex, to Barry Island, South Wales, to honour her life, raise vital awareness and funds for the disease and celebrate her love of BBC Sitcom Gavin and Stacey!

War on Cancer
 

Our response to the War on Cancer

30 March 2022

Back in February, the Government announced a ‘War on Cancer’, the main weapon of which is a new 10 year Cancer Plan which will take us through to 2032 and aim to transform cancer care across the UK.  

Amy and her mum, Angela smiling
Fundraising

“The support for each other really shone through”

29 March 2022

Last month, our amazing Jog 28 miles in February participants braved the dreary weather to cover 28 miles over 28 days, raising an incredible £300k!  Each and every participant was kept going by their own unique and inspiring stories, including Amy, who took part in support of her mum, Angela, sadly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2020. 

Double Donations - Double Survival
Fundraising

‘Double Donations. Double survival.’

14 March 2022

Thousands of you had your donations doubled by generous philanthropists last week during our ‘Double Donations. Double survival.’ Appeal. Thank you so much for helping to raise an amazing £80,000. Your support means we are doubling the impact on vital early diagnosis research.

Pancreatic Cancer UK Volunteer Recruitment Fair Wednesday 23 February 2022
Local volunteering

Meeting our future volunteers

3 March 2022

The pandemic changed so much about how we go about our working lives, forcing us all to overcome new obstacles and challenges. Like many other charities, we have adapted well to a new way of working, and recruiting volunteers has been no exception. 

link between diabetes and pancreatic cancer?
Research

What’s the link between diabetes and pancreatic cancer?

22 February 2022

Over 40% of people living with pancreatic cancer are diagnosed with diabetes. We don't know why or how this happens, but understanding this link between diabetes and pancreatic cancer could hold a vital key to earlier diagnosis.

Pancreatic Cancer UK Volunteer Recruitment Fair Wednesday 23 February 2022
Local volunteering

Volunteer Recruitment Fair

11 February 2022

We’re holding our first Pancreatic Cancer UK Virtual Volunteer Recruitment Fair on Wednesday 23rd February. Join us and find out more about how you can get involved with volunteering at Pancreatic Cancer UK.  

Weekly Charity Lottery
Lottery

Our Charity Lottery anniversary

29 January 2022

Every £1 ticket that you’ve bought for our Weekly Charity Lottery has meant that we can fund vital world-leading research to find that breakthrough in new treatments and further improve the speed of diagnosis. And it means our nurses can be there for everyone affected by pancreatic cancer.

SABR treatment, Pancreatic cancer
Treatments

Introducing SABR treatment for pancreatic cancer

26 January 2022

In Autumn 2020, Pancreatic Cancer UK helped to submit a proposal to NHS England, asking them to commission a type of radiotherapy called SABR (Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy), for people with locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC). Now, SABR treatment has been commissioned for rollout in England, thanks to a group of healthcare professionals and Pancreatic Cancer UK's Research Involvement Network (RIN).

Emily Waller
Policy & Campaigning

A New ‘War on Cancer’

25 January 2022

Emily from our Policy and Campaigns team blogs about the Health Secretary’s commitment to waging a new ‘war on cancer’ and how this should look for pancreatic cancer.

Fundraising

A month to remember

30 November 2021

As Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month 2021 draws to a close, we're thrilled to share with you all the amazing ways we've raised vital awareness and funds, together, to take on this tough cancer.