Our campaigning initiatives

Letter to Jeremy Hunt – February 2018Ali Stunt holding a letter to Jeremy Hunt asking for a meeting to discuss change for pancreatic cancer

After hearing the news that nine in ten patients who are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer as an emergency presentation will be dead within a year,  we wrote a letter to the Health Minister, Jeremy Hunt, to ask this issue to be addressed as a matter of urgency. 

You can read the letter and find out how to get involved here.

Pancreatic Cancer Inequality Report – August 2016

The Hope for the future: Tackling inequalities in pancreatic cancer care report reveals stark regional and global inequalities in pancreatic cancer which are stalling overall progress in tackling the disease.

Yet, if the NHS took action to tackle variation – both within England and in comparison to other countries – then outcomes would improve significantly.

Read more about the report here. 

Access to drugs

We believe that patients, no matter where they live should have access to drugs that treat pancreatic cancer which have been approved by regulatory bodies such as the European Medicines Agency (EMA). 

Read more here. 

Demonstrations outside the Department of Health – November 2015

On November 4th 2015 Pancreatic Cancer Action launched a powerful advertising campaign with the aim of getting the Department of Health and NHS England to reinstate Abraxane®, a breakthrough life-extending drug for the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer that has been removed from the Cancer Drugs Fund. 

Read all about our efforts to reinstate Abraxane here. 

Parliamentary Debate – September 2014

Along with Maggie Watts and countless supporters who pushed a petition to provide more funding awareness of pancreatic cancer, we successfully secured a debate in Westminster on 8th September 2014.

Read all about the debate here and watch it here.