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

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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.

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Supporter stories

John’s Gift of Hope

31 August 2023

John is leaving a gift of hope in his Will to help fund ground-breaking research into early diagnosis and better treatment and care for people affected by pancreatic cancer.

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Policy & campaigning

Government publishes Major Conditions Strategy framework

14 August 2023

Our Interim CEO Anna Jewell, comments on the publication the Department of Health and Social Care's Major Conditions Strategy framework

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New national initiative to improve care of pancreatic and hepatocellular cancer patients across Scotland

8 August 2023

NHS Scotland has launched a new initiative with an innovative “Virtual Cancer Care Team” to speed up diagnosis and treatment for two of the most deadly forms of cancer.

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Making information and support accessible for everyone

25 July 2023

We are committed to including everyone affected by pancreatic cancer, and making sure they feel welcome and supported. Here are a few ways to access information and support.

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Pancreatic Cancer UK appoints new trustees to support bold five-year strategy

17 July 2023

We are delighted to announce that three new trustees have joined our board as we launch our bold new strategy to double survival for the deadliest common cancer by 2028.

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Policy & campaigning

NHS publishes first ever Long Term Workforce Plan

30 June 2023

Our Director of Research, Support and Influencing comments on the first ever Long Term Workforce Plan published by the NHS.

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Sharon’s Big Step Forward Story

5 June 2023

Sharon's dad Geoff sadly died from pancreatic cancer in 2019, just six weeks before his first grandchild, Erin, was born. Now, Sharon, her husband and Erin take part in The Big Step Forward every year in his memory.


New research shows how pancreatic cancer cells can change their diet to survive

17 May 2023

New research has shed light on how pancreatic cancer cells are able to adapt to challenging environments, which scientists hope could lead to new treatments.

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“Every step of the way has been for them”

25 April 2023

On Sunday 23rd April, 210 incredible Team Pancreatic Cancer UK runners took to the streets of London to raise awareness and funds at the yearly London Marathon.

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Managing diet and weight loss with tips from a dietitian

11 April 2023

Our specialist nurses team up with a dietitian to provide information on coping with weight loss, diet and diabetes during coronavirus.