About Pancreatic Cancer Action
5 year survival rates for pancreatic cancer have not changed in over 40 years and with a strong focus on early diagnosis, it is our mission to change this by way of increased awareness of pancreatic cancer within the general population, the medical community and the Government.
We have developed educational programmes for trainee General Practitioners and an e-learning module “Diagnosing Pancreatic Cancer in Primary Care” alongside the Royal College of GPs. Aimed at practicing clinicians, we hope this will help them spot the disease earlier and manage the condition better.
Pancreatic cancer, despite being the 5th commonest cause of cancer death in the UK, receives only 1% of overall research funding. This has to change and we are working hard to increase the overall level of funding for pancreatic cancer so the condition can be better known, better understood and better treated.
Simply, our aim is to get more people diagnosed in time for surgery – currently the only potential for a cure.