News and blogs
Here you can find news items and blogs by Pancreatic Cancer UK staff and guest writers
Thank you for raising your voices this November
Celebrating another successful Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Raising our voices in UK Parliaments
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
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.
Over 80% of GPs fear NHS winter pressures will prevent lifesaving cancer treatment
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.
The realities of research
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
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.
Why I volunteer
Sally shares why she decided to start volunteering for Pancreatic Cancer UK following her sister's diagnosis
Unite, Diagnose, Save Lives campaign update
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
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.
How your support is funding world-class research
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.
Hilary’s gift of hope
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.
Volunteer at the London Marathon 2022
Sandra, one of our incredible Events Volunteers, shares what she loves about volunteering at fundraising events.