On Thursday, November 13th organisations and individuals around the world will mark the first ever World Pancreatic Cancer Day.
Pancreatic cancer has one of the lowest survival rates of any cancer; a little known fact and something that has barely changed in more than 40 years. World Pancreatic Cancer Day will help to bring about a much needed change in awareness levels about the disease and a focus on the need for urgent change.
This exciting initiative is being lead by an international group of patient organisations, including Pancreatic Cancer Action, who are committed to tackling the fight against pancreatic cancer by raising awareness of the disease and importantly, the poor overall survival rates.
The launch of World Pancreatic Cancer Day will be marked with a number of exciting developments, including a dedicated website and a social media campaign. In order to achieve our ambition of raising awareness of pancreatic cancer on an international scale – and establishing a strong foundation for the future – we are keen to get as many people and organisations involved as possible.
In its first year the project is being sponsored by Celgene, a multinational biopharmaceutical company committed to improving the lives of patients worldwide.
You can get involved today by joining our World Pancreatic Cancer Day Thunderclap, which will blast out a message across social media about the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer.