Resources for Medical Professionals
GP E-learning module
Written with the RCGP, this is a FREE, open access CPD-accredited course for GPsLearn more
Training for Hospital Doctors
Written with BMJ Learning this FREE open access course has global accreditationLearn more
Primary Care Report 2014
Latest information on how GPs can help improve survivalRead it here
Patient Information Booklets
Comprehensive understandable information for your patients - certified by the Information StandardLearn More
Information and awareness posters
Free information and awareness posters for your clinic or surgeryLearn more
Key Messages for the medical community:
- Pancreatic cancer affects mean and women equally
- 35% of patients are under the age of 65
- The majority of pancreatic cancer patients experience a delay in diagnosis with 50% presenting as emergencies. Only 11% of patients are diagnosed through the two-week referral system1
- Painless jaundice and/or new onset dyspepsia demand an urgent diagnosis at any age
- Most pancreatic cancer patients require a contrast-enhanced CT scan for diagnosis
Pancreatic cancer has one of the highest incident-to-mortality ratio for any disease.
In 2011, 8,773 people were newly diagnosed in the UK and in the same year, 8320 people died (approx. 23 people per day) for more in-depth information, see our pancreatic cancer statistics page
Every GP in the UK will see a new patient with pancreatic cancer at least every 4-5 years and most patients have a delay in diagnosis.2
The average-size GP practice will see on average one case of pancreatic cancer per year.
It is vital therefore that clinicians are reappraised of the symptoms of pancreatic cancer in order to save lives.