News and blogs
Here you can find news items and blogs by Pancreatic Cancer UK staff and guest writers
No-deal Brexit – and pancreatic cancer
We looked at all the information to see what Brexit could mean for the pancreatic cancer community. Accessing the impact of no deal for patients access to medicines and participation in clinical trials.
Annual Summit 2019 – Accelerating Success
Pancreatic Cancer UK, Chief Executive Diana Jupp blogs about our Annual Summit 2019: Accelerating Success and how nothing demonstrates this better than new developments in care and research to enable us to better diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer.
A Q&A with Dr Hanneke Wilmink
Dr Hanneke Wilmink, a medical oncologist from Amsterdam, spoke with us about the exciting progress being made to treatment and care across the pancreatic surgery centres in The Netherlands.
Demand Faster Treatment goes to Stormont
Read our blog about the Demand Faster Treatment petition hand-in at Stormont in Northern Ireland
Demand Faster Treatment goes to the National Assembly for Wales
Following successful petition hand-ins at Westminster and Holyrood earlier in the week, we next headed to the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff to bring the demand for faster pancreatic cancer treatment to Wales.
Demand Faster Treatment goes to the Scottish Parliament
Still feeling inspired from our Demand Faster Treatment petition hand-in to No.10 Downing Street the previous day, on Tuesday 5th March we gathered outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh for the hand-in to the Scottish Government.
Demand Faster Treatment goes to Downing Street
Information about the supply of Creon 40,000
The company that makes Creon will not be making Creon 40,000 from June 2019.
Alan Rickman: Celebrating a life
Rickman often played haughty, upper-class characters. However, his background was working class, and his mother brought him and his siblings up on an Acton council estate near Wormwood Scrubs prison
Roger Lloyd-Pack: Celebrating a life
Roger Lloyd-Pack, whose birthday it is today (8 February) died of pancreatic cancer in 2014 and made a huge impact on the disease after his death, through a remarkable supporter-led campaign - Call Everyone Dave Day.
John Hurt: celebrating a life
John Hurt CBE was born on 22 January 1940 in Chesterfield, famous for its twisting and strangely crooked church spire. He was a much admired actor, receiving an Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema BAFTA in 2012.
What the long-term NHS plan says for people with pancreatic cancer
On Monday 7th January, NHS England finally released the new NHS long-term plan, which sets out the strategic priorities for the NHS over the next 10 years in England.