Taking on pancreatic cancer together

Last year we worked with researchers, health professionals, charities, policy makers and those affected by pancreatic cancer to raise awareness of the disease, drive forward change and to be a voice for everyone affected. We did this through:

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Our annual summit

Over 185 people joined us for our Inspiring Innovation summit in February. There were updates on progress in the eld, presentations by some of the world’s leading pancreatic cancer specialists and researchers, and the opportunity for delegates to hear from patients and carers. The feedback from the summit has been fantastic.

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Exciting collaborations

We joined forces with four other charities to encourage supporters to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer by turning their local landmarks purple. Hundreds of people took part in Purple Lights for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November, turning famous buildings such as Blackpool Tower and the Welsh Assembly purple.

In partnership with the National Council for Palliative Care, the Leeds Hospital NHS Trust, St Giles Hospice and NHS England, we created a training resource for health professionals for health professionals to improve end-of-life care. The resource is based on ‘Homeward bound’, a play developed with Lesley Goodburn, who lost her husband Seth to pancreatic cancer. We were thrilled that the resource won the Partnership Working award at the Patient Experience Network National Awards.

We continued to support the Pancreatic Cancer Survivors Group UK, helping them organise and run a weekend get-together for their growing membership.

Our exciting research collaborations also continued, including those with Marie Curie, the Medical Research Council, the Chief Scientist Office, Pancreatic Cancer Scotland, and Cancer Research UK.

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A global coalition

Our Chief Executive, Alex Ford, played a key role in launching the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition, which brings together pancreatic cancer charities from across the globe to defeat the disease sooner.