What does Pancreatic Cancer Europe do?
Pancreatic Cancer Europe is a European multi-stakeholder platform which aims at bringing together experts from all over Europe including academics, physicians, politicians, patient groups, journalists and industry with a common interest and willingness to improve care for patients with pancreatic cancer.
How we aim to achieve our mission
Pancreatic Cancer Europe aims at bringing together relevant stakeholders to advocate for an improvement in the standard of care for patients with pancreatic cancer, by addressing the existing gaps related to the lack of awareness, diagnosis and data collection. Spun off by a strong political will to address the devastating impact of pancreatic cancer, Pancreatic Cancer Europe aims at reversing the trend of pancreatic cancer impact by:
- Increasing PC research and political support
- Raising lay and medical awareness by developing awareness tools and campaigns
- Enabling a forum of exchange between national stakeholders
There are four main work streams:
- Awareness and Diagnosis
- National Support
PCE has produced several documents and awareness materials including a micro site, symptoms posters, 10 key facts and GP leaflets on diagnosing pancreatic cancer.
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Pancreatic cancer is often referred to as a “forgotten cancer”. A key goal of the Pancreatic Cancer Europe Awareness Workstream is to ensure that this cancer is not forgotten by policy makers, so that appropriate policies can be implemented.
While it represented 16.8% of the mortality from the deadliest cancers in 2012, pancreatic cancer only represented 3.4% of parliamentary questions on these cancers tabled in the European Parliament between 2009 and 2014.
The outputs for 2015 from the Awareness Workstream
Includes the 10 key facts leaflet and a Pancreatic Cancer Declaration document. These documents have been translated into 12 languages.
Download the PDF documents here:
10 things you need to know
10 Warning Signs of pancreatic cancer