News and blogs

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

Lings Lynn Corn Exchange Theatre - Purple lights for hope - Pancreatic Cancer UK

Thank you for raising your voices this November

1 December 2022

Celebrating another successful Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Policy & campaigning

Raising our voices in UK Parliaments

1 December 2022

This Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, we held events at Westminster and in Scottish Parliament to demand urgent action on behalf of people living with pancreatic cancer this winter.


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

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.


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.


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

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.

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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.