APPG Inquiry into pancreatic cancer research

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On Monday 12th May, Ali gave evidence at the first APPG Inquiry into pancreatic cancer research.  This is the first of four meetings taking place over the next five months:

All MPs are entitled to attend. There was a poor turnout of MPs at the first inquiry session so please do encourage your local MP to attend and take part.  You are also invited to attend.

At the meetings, Pancreatic Cancer Action is calling for:

Read the PCA evidence to APPG Inquiry PC Research full report to find out more.

The report looks at the issues relating to the fact that pancreatic cancer has been chronically underfunded for decades, the link to funding and low survival rate and a comparison with other cancers which have received higher levels of funding.  In some cases, research funding for some cancers has seen a significant uplift in survival rates.

It also discusses comparisons of pancreatic cancer funding across the world.  While proportions of pancreatic cancer research funds in the USA, Canada, Australia and parts of Europe are similar to those in the UK relative to total cancer research funding although the amount of funds in terms of dollars spent are significantly greater.

We will keep you updated with the outcome of each meeting.