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

Support

Support with the rising cost of living

25 November 2022

Find out how to get the support you need to deal with the rising cost of living, from benefits and grants to tips for eating well on a budget.

Policy & campaigning

Over 80% of GPs fear NHS winter pressures will prevent lifesaving cancer treatment

2 November 2022

More than 8 in 10 GPs fear that extreme pressures on the NHS this winter will prevent people with pancreatic cancer and other less survivable cancers from having lifesaving treatment, according to our latest poll.

Scientist Professor Robin Ketteler standing in a lab with two of his colleagues looking at a sample
Research

The realities of research

7 October 2022

Research into pancreatic cancer has been underfunded and under-resourced for decades, resulting in little improvement in survival rates for this devastating disease. Here’s how we're taking that on.

Fran
Support

I would not be where I am today without Rachel’s invaluable help

27 September 2022

After a call with Rachel, one of our Pancreatic Cancer UK Support Line nurse’s, Fran, aged 70, was offered dramatically different, life changing, treatment options to those initially offered to her.

A photo of supporter Sally with her sister Annette
Local volunteering

Why I volunteer

6 September 2022

Sally shares why she decided to start volunteering for Pancreatic Cancer UK following her sister's diagnosis

Policy & campaigning

Unite, Diagnose, Save Lives campaign update

25 August 2022

In June, we launched our campaign Unite, Diagnose, Save Lives because doctors still don’t have the tools they need to diagnose pancreatic cancer early enough for life-saving treatment. Here's an update on how that campaign is going.

Research

New blood test to detect cancer

24 August 2022

Our CEO at Pancreatic Cancer UK, Diana Jupp has provided commentary on the new blood test that aims to detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms arise. 

Three researchers working in a lab wearing their white lab coats
Research

How your support is funding world-class research

23 August 2022

In 2021/22, your support meant that we could fund £1.8m in research grants – more than ever before – bringing our total research spend to £10m. Our Head of Research, Dr Chris MacDonald, explains how we’re using this money to give our researchers the best chance of making breakthroughs.

Real life stories

Hilary’s gift of hope

23 August 2022

Like so many others, Hilary knows all too well how devastating pancreatic cancer can be. She lost her husband, George, in July 2019. George started to feel unwell during an around the world cruise to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Despite seeing a consultant during the voyage, pancreatic cancer wasn’t diagnosed until it was too late. Sadly, George died just seven weeks later.

PCUK volunteers cheering on runners at one of our che
Local volunteering

Volunteer at the London Marathon 2022

17 August 2022

Sandra, one of our incredible Events Volunteers, shares what she loves about volunteering at fundraising events.

Deborah and her mum
Policy & campaigning

Our fight for change

21 July 2022

In this ever-changing political landscape, we’re determined to make sure that the voice of people affected by pancreatic cancer isn’t forgotten.

A team photo of the Friday Boys cycling group wearing their PCUK cycling jerseys
Fundraising

The Friday Boys cycle 45 miles for Pancreatic Cancer UK

21 July 2022

On 29 July, an inspiring group of friends coined the Friday Boys will cycle 45 miles to raise vital funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK.