APPG on pancreatic cancer
All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Pancreatic Cancer (APPGPC)
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Pancreatic Cancer (APPGPC) brings together stakeholders within the pancreatic cancer community to provide a forum with MPs and Peers to ensure that pancreatic cancer remains high on the political agenda.
What is the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Pancreatic Cancer?
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Pancreatic Cancer (APPGPC) was established in 2012 by a leading group of parliamentarians with an interest in making a difference for pancreatic cancer.
An APPG is primarily an interest group and provides a forum for MPs and Peers to meet and interact with stakeholders, to share ideas about issues and discuss ways to change the political landscape. The APPGPC provides an excellent forum for keeping pancreatic cancer high on the political agenda, through inquiries and regular meetings. APPGPC members also table debates and ask oral and written questions on relevant issues related to pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic Cancer UK plays an important role by acting as the secretariat for the APPG. The APPG has its own website where you can find out more about its work, as well as the MPs and Peers who run the APPG. The APPG is also supported by a range of other interested stakeholders including Pancreatic Cancer Action and Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.
Pancreatic cancer and COVID-19:
On the 13th April 2021, the APPG published its report detailing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with pancreatic cancer from 2020-21. It showed how devastating dealing with diagnosis of pancreatic cancer was during the pandemic, especially the first wave, where treatments and surgeries were delayed and cancelled up and down the country.
Need for Speed:
On the 15th November 2017, the APPG launched the Need for Speed report, which highlighted why early diagnosis is vital to saving lives and how it can help to give people the best possible chance of living better for longer.
Over the course of three months, the APPGPC gathered evidence from patients, carers, family members, clinicians, researchers and policy makers, among others. Six clear themes emerged from the inquiry, which now form the basis of the recommendations detailed in the report.
Pancreatic Cancer Research: a roadmap to change
In October 2014, the APPGPC published a report on how to generate more research into pancreatic cancer. The report – Pancreatic Cancer Research: a roadmap to change – was the result of a six-month Inquiry, which received written and oral evidence on subjects such as levels of funding, international comparisons and greater levels of co-operation between research teams and institutes.
Time to Change the Story: A plan of action for pancreatic cancer
Throughout 2013, the APPG held an Inquiry into what could be done to help improve pancreatic cancer diagnosis, care and treatment in the UK. This resulted in a report – Time to Change the Story: A plan of action for pancreatic cancer – which made a number of key recommendations.
We have regular meetings in Westminster to bring together stakeholders to discuss pancreatic cancer. Please email email@example.com to sign up for updates about future events.