PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION
BRITAIN’S FORGOTTEN CANCER
Pancreatic cancer is the UK’s fifth biggest cancer killer affecting over 9000 people each year. It is a disease that has suffered from a chronic lack of funding and awareness for far too long.
Pancreatic Cancer Action are a small charity with a huge voice shouting about much needed change for pancreatic cancer, and are passionately committed to our cause.
Hearing daily of more people diagnosed late and dying from pancreatic cancer is a powerful reminder of why our work is so vital. With your help, we fund research into improving early diagnosis, create award-winning awareness campaigns, provide educational courses for primary care professionals and provide information for patients and clinicians.
FOCUS ON IMPROVING
While other cancer have increased significantly in 40 years, the survival rate of pancreatic cancer has not changed at all.
One of the reasons that pancreatic cancer is such a challenging disease is that it is frequently diagnosed once it’s reached more advanced, aggressive stages.
Quite simply, we know that pancreatic cancer can be detected early, and as long as we are here and continue to be supported, we will do all we can do to make sure this happens more and more.
EARLY DIAGNOSIS CHALLENGE AWARD
As part of their ongoing plan to invest heavily into research to improve early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, we have launched their Early Diagnosis Challenge Award.
Research grants will be awarded for projects with a focus on increasing the number of patients who are diagnosed in time for surgery – currently the only potential for a cure.
By recruiting the brightest scientists with exciting ideas, we are more likely to make significant scientific and clinical discoveries.
Hugh Grant for
Pancreatic Cancer Action
“I am very pleased to be a patron of Pancreatic Cancer Action. The charity is determined to improve the statistics of this deadly disease by focusing on early diagnosis and by making more people, including medical professionals, aware of the symptoms and risks of pancreatic cancer. I totally support Ali and her team’s efforts.”
– Hugh Grant