News and blogs
Here you can find news items and blogs by Pancreatic Cancer UK staff and guest writers
Volunteer Recruitment Fair
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.
Our Charity Lottery anniversary
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.
Introducing SABR treatment for pancreatic cancer
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).
A New ‘War on Cancer’
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.
A month to remember
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.
Representing Less Survival Cancers in Parliament
On 10th November, we joined forces with the Less Survivable Cancer Taskforce to give evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee, addressing the dire outcomes for certain cancer types in the UK, including pancreatic cancer.
St Pancras International changes its name for the fifth year running
Today, it's World Pancreatic Cancer Day, and for the fifth year we're delighted to be partnering with HS1 Limited. The result of which is London's iconic station, St Pancras International, will become St PancrEas for the day. We are so excited to have reached this milestone and to once again raise vital awareness of the symptoms of pancreatic cancer in collaboration with the team.
A third of people would wait three months or more to seek GP’s help with symptoms of pancreatic cancer
Nearly a third of people in the UK (28%) would wait three months or more to seek help from their GP if they had potential symptoms of pancreatic cancer. The shocking figure – at least three times longer than recommended - is revealed in new polling for Pancreatic Cancer UK released today to coincide with the beginning of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
COVID Cancer Antibody Survey – Nurse Nicci and the NHS need your help
PCUK specialist nurse Nicci encourages people to take part in an NHS survey that wants to find out how well the COVID-19 vaccines work for people with cancer.
Bringing the global community together
Each year, world class pancreatic cancer experts are brought together by the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition at its annual meeting. The event this year took place across various virtual sessions and roundtables over three days during September with our CEO, Diana Jupp, co-chairing the event.
‘The love we have for her kept us going’
On 12th September, our 150 amazing runners took to the streets of Newcastle, crossing the iconic Tyne Bridge twice and traversing the beautiful coastline of South Shields to raise (so far!) a fantastic £90k.
Meet Professor Michelle Garrett
We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Professor Michelle Garrett as the new Chair of Pancreatic Cancer UK’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Michelle is Professor of Cancer Therapeutics in the School of Biosciences at the University of Kent