Research Funding for Pancreatic Cancer falls by 13% in 2012

Press releases   •   May 17, 2013 09:00 BST

Research funding for pancreatic cancer has fallen by nearly 13 per cent despite no significant improvement in the 3% five-year survival rate for the UK’s fifth biggest cancer killer, according to national charity, Pancreatic Cancer Action.

UK Pancreatic Cancer Statistics 2011 available from Pancreatic Cancer Action

Press releases   •   Aug 16, 2011 19:22 BST

We now have the latest UK Pancreatic Cancer Statistics for 2011 available either online or to download. This year we include pancreatic cancer incidence and survival trends for the Republic of Ireland as well as England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Researchers detect early stage pancreatic cancer with tumour marker and Endoscopic ultrasound

News   •   Aug 01, 2011 19:07 BST

By screening high risk patients with a combination of the tumour marker serum CA 19-9 and an endoscopic ultrasound, researchers now believe that pancreatic cancer can be identified earlier and with greater accuracy than current methods of detection.

Lifestyle factors influence greater pancreatic cancer risk in the population.

Press releases   •   Aug 01, 2011 11:32 BST

In light of today's media interest in lifestyle and increased cancer risk, we would like to highlight the fact that with pancreatic cancer, which is the fifth leading cause of cancer death in the UK, risk can also be attributed to lifestyle factors such as smoking and obesity - but impacts both men and women.

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About Pancreatic Cancer Action

Leading UK Pancreatic Cancer Charity

Pancreatic Cancer Action is a leading UK charity with a focus on early diagnosis. Survival rates for pancreatic cancer have not changed in over forty years. We work to improve survival rates through raising awareness of the symptoms and risks of the disease to both the public and medical communities, Medical educational programmes, improved patient information and increased research funding.

Simply, we want more people are diagnosed in time for surgery – currently the only potential we have for a cure.


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