Our research strategy

Over the next 5 years, we want to invest over £1 million into research to improve early diagnosis for pancreatic cancer.

Currently, 80% of patients face a terrible prognosis as they have had their disease diagnosed at a late stage, which is why survival rates are so low. We need to change this and get people diagnosed in time for resectional surgery – currently the only potential for a cure.

At the moment, those people diagnosed in time for resectional surgery have a chance of surviving five years that is ten times greater than those who are not diagnosed in time for surgical removal.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Research strategy

Our research strategy over the next 5 years is to research and support research into the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

Key principles