News and blogs

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

Policy & campaigning

No-deal Brexit – and pancreatic cancer

26 March 2019

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.

Research

Annual Summit 2019 – Accelerating Success

21 March 2019

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.

Health professionals

A Q&A with Dr Hanneke Wilmink

12 March 2019

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.

Policy & campaigning

Demand Faster Treatment goes to Stormont

11 March 2019

Read our blog about the Demand Faster Treatment petition hand-in at Stormont in Northern Ireland

Policy & campaigning

Demand Faster Treatment goes to the National Assembly for Wales

7 March 2019

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.

Policy & campaigning

Demand Faster Treatment goes to the Scottish Parliament

5 March 2019

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.

Policy & campaigning

Demand Faster Treatment goes to Downing Street

4 March 2019
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Information about the supply of Creon 40,000

28 February 2019

The company that makes Creon will not be making Creon 40,000 from June 2019.

Celebrity

Alan Rickman: Celebrating a life

21 February 2019

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

Celebrity

Roger Lloyd-Pack: Celebrating a life

8 February 2019

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.

Celebrity

John Hurt: celebrating a life

22 January 2019

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.

Policy & campaigning

What the long-term NHS plan says for people with pancreatic cancer

15 January 2019

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.