News and blogs

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

Deborah and her mum
Policy & campaigning

Our fight for change

21 July 2022

In this ever-changing political landscape, we’re determined to make sure that the voice of people affected by pancreatic cancer isn’t forgotten.

A team photo of the Friday Boys cycling group wearing their PCUK cycling jerseys
Fundraising

The Friday Boys cycle 45 miles for Pancreatic Cancer UK

21 July 2022

On 29 July, an inspiring group of friends coined the Friday Boys will cycle 45 miles to raise vital funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Research

New hope for treating pancreatic cancer: Targeting the ‘recycler’ protein USP25

7 July 2022

An innovative new study may revolutionise pancreatic cancer therapy by targeting the ‘recycler’ protein USP25 to reduce the growth of cancer cells.

Research

Our response to “gremlin therapy” research that suggests pancreatic cancer can be reversed

30 June 2022

New research from the Institute of Cancer Research suggests that it could be possible to reverse a key process that enables pancreatic cancer cells to grow and spread in the body.

 

Jenny’s call for early diagnosis

28 June 2022

This month, we launched our Unite, Diagnose, Save Lives campaign to fight for the breakthrough in early diagnosis that will save lives.

 

Our Research Involvement Network: Shaping the future of pancreatic cancer research

28 June 2022

Dr Naureen Starling is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust specialising in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, as well as researching new therapies.

Charles Czaijkowski wearing a suit and smiling
 

A pancreatic cancer podcast discussion

24 June 2022

Charles Czajkowski shares his personal experience of pancreatic cancer and talks to Jon Baston-Pitt and Head of Research Dr. Chris Macdonald to discuss the importance of early diagnosis and the issues that our healthcare system faces.

Mahika sitting in her living room looking to camera.
Policy & campaigning

Stand with Mihika to fight for early diagnosis

14 June 2022

You may recognise Mihika as one of the faces of our Unite, Diagnose, Save Lives campaign that launched last week. Like so many of our loved ones, Mihika’s husband Jay heard these devastating words when he was finally diagnosed; “Sorry it’s too late. We can’t save you.”

Aviva and Friends
Fundraising

Pancreatic Cancer UK’s partnership with Aviva and Friends wins a Third Sector Award

14 June 2022

The team won the award for ‘Challenge Event of the Year’ - where they won recognition for their brave and inspiring fundraising in memory of two former team mates who sadly died of pancreatic cancer. 

Supporters and MSPs at our parliamentary event
Policy & campaigning

How we’re influencing cancer strategies across the UK

8 June 2022
Media

Only a third of GPs have sufficient access to vital scans needed to diagnose pancreatic cancer

8 June 2022

Only 30% of GPs have sufficient access ‘all of the time’ to vital scans needed to diagnose the deadliest common cancer - according to our latest poll.

Research

Our response to the mRNA pancreatic cancer vaccine trial

8 June 2022

Our Head of Research, Dr Chris MacDonald comments on the exciting trial results presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago.