Watch our Transform lives: Prescribe Breakfast Briefing

16th June 2021 | Online

Right now, half of pancreatic cancer patients are not getting the prescription they need to be able to digest their food. Together we can change this.

When cancer affects the pancreas, it can reduce the number of enzymes it produces to break down food. The body begins to starve – unless pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) is prescribed. PERT enables food to be digested, building tolerance to treatment. It reduces debilitating digestive symptoms and improves the quality of patients’ lives. It’s vital that all healthcare professionals consider PERT for their pancreatic cancer patients.

Our online breakfast briefing took place on 16th June. Watch the recorded event and view the slides below to find out more about our Transform lives: Prescribe campaign and what you can do to support.

Watch the event

PERT Hub for health professionals

Visit our new hub for resources on pancreatic cancer and PERT, including our short online course endorsed by the British Dietetic Association and the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, and guides for health professionals and patients.

Visit our PERT Hub

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at hpnetwork@pancreaticcancer.org.uk