News and blogs
Here you can find news items and blogs by Pancreatic Cancer UK staff and guest writers
Time to say thank you to our volunteers
Here at Pancreatic Cancer UK our amazing volunteers give their time to support us in a variety of ways; all contributing toward our vision that everyone with pancreatic cancer survives to live long and well. We want to say a massive Thank You to each and every one of our volunteers. You are at the heart of everything we do.
“I’ve never worn a top with so much pride” – Victoria and the team take on Edinburgh Marathon
Last weekend, 49 amazing team Pancreatic Cancer UK runners took on Scotland's largest mass participation running event, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, to raise an incredible £34,715 so far!
RideLondon 2022: Tony and the team ride towards breakthroughs
Last weekend, 130 amazing team Pancreatic Cancer UK riders, including Emmerdale star Tony Audenshaw and our very own Chief Executive Diana, took on RideLondon, ‘the world’s greatest celebration of cycling’ to raise an incredible £83,037 so far!
New research project: what is pancreatic exocrine insufficiency and how can we diagnose it more quickly?
Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) occurs when the pancreas becomes unable to produce enough enzymes to break down food, and effectively causes the body to starve. The condition affects 60-90% of people with pancreatic cancer.
Tony Audenshaw and The Wheelpackers
‘The Wheelpackers’, are a team made up of Emmerdale actor Tony Audenshaw and his posse of production personnel and friends.
MPs’ letter to send to the Health Secretary
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.
Walk for Pia: The Gavin and Stacey themed walk from Billericay to Barry Island
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!
What must the government do to save lives?
The Government has the power to drastically improve treatment, care and survival for people with pancreatic cancer. Here's how we believe they could do this.
“The support for each other really shone through”
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.’
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.
Meeting our future volunteers
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.
What’s the link between diabetes and pancreatic cancer?
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.