Our campaigning

We’re campaigning to make pancreatic cancer a priority. For too long, it’s been overlooked and people have gone unheard.

Pancreatic cancer is the deadliest common cancer.

For too long, it’s been overlooked and people have gone unheard. But we believe they deserve more. More research, more noise, more action. More than hope. 

The breakthroughs we need are coming, but we must move faster. 

As the leading voice of the pancreatic cancer community, we work with governments, clinicians, researchers and those affected by the disease to find ways to speed up diagnosis, develop faster and better treatments – and call for more investment in research. 

Change can and must happen. Sustained funding has transformed outcomes for other common cancers, so we’re done with playing catch up. 

We demand that society makes pancreatic cancer a priority. Because this is a health emergency that cannot be ignored. 

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Our campaigns call on on governments and NHS bodies across the UK to drive up standards in diagnosis, treatment and care.
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Raising our voices in UK parliament - Pancreatic cancer UK Humza Yousaf with our volunteer Katie Hendry

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Earlier diagnosis

We believe it’s about time that people with pancreatic cancer should be diagnosed early enough to be saved.

Doctors should have a simple test to help them detect pancreatic cancer in time for treatment.

Campaigning for earlier diagnosis

Better, faster treatment and care

Getting people into treatment quickly gives them a chance to survive and for longer. That’s why we demand that people with pancreatic cancer receive faster treatment, within 20 days from diagnosis.

Better, faster treatment and care

More research investment

Governments, strategies and plans have consistently missed the opportunity to target the necessary research investment into pancreatic cancer that’s required to transform survival. That’s why we believe now is the time to invest in pancreatic cancer research.

More research investment

Collaborating and influencing

When governments, charities and the clinical community come together to prioritise pancreatic cancer and other less survivable and historically neglected cancers, survival can be transformed.

Collaborating and influencing
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