Pancreatic Cancer Action is working towards saving lives. Pancreatic cancer 5 year survival rates haven’t changed in over 40 years.
- Pancreatic cancer only has a 3% survival rate.
- Pancreatic cancer is the 5th commonest cause of cancer death in the UK yet receives only 1% of overall research funding.
- 90% of patients are diagnosed too late for potentially life saving surgery.
- Our Mission: To change pancreatic cancer survival numbers
- Our Focus: To improve early detection statistics
- Our Approach: To increase awareness of pancreatic cancer to the public, the medical community and Government
Pancreatic Cancer UK is working to raise awareness of the disease and funds for research and other projects of benefit to patients and their families. It also provides a support network for patients and their families and a central resource of information on its web-site.
Pancreatic Cancer UK is currently undertaking a Study for Survival project which represents the first ever comprehensive mapping of the pancreatic cancer landscape – and the experiences and views of a wide range of key stakeholders. These stakeholders include patients, their families and carers, as well as healthcare professionals and researchers. The aim of the Study for Survival, which will be undertaken over the course of 2011, is to identify what needs to happen to improve survival and quality of life for all those affected by pancreatic cancer.