World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2016

The 2016 World Pancreatic Cancer Day is planned for 17th November.

Join the World Pancreatic Cancer Day Thunderclap!

Worldwide there are around 280,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer each year and it is the seventh biggest cancer killer (fifth in the UK), yet so many people know nothing about it. But they can be forgiven for that because unfortunately, it barely gets attention.

This cancer is chronically underfunded and has languished in the ‘too-hard-to-deal-with’ category for far too long. This is reflected in the dire survival rates between 3 to 6%, which haven’t improved for more than 40 years.

More awareness and understanding about the illness among the public, medical community and government the resulting investment and interest in the disease will allow more people to be diagnosed in time for surgery – currently the only potential for a cure.

Help raise awareness this World Pancreatic Cancer Day by wearing purple and taking a photo with the hashtag #InItTogether and share on your social media sites! 

For more information on World Pancreatic Cancer Day you can visit their website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The World Pancreatic Cancer Day is organised by an International Steering Group made up of the following organisations:


Julie Fleshman

President and CEO, Pancreatic Cancer
Action Network (USA)

Ali Stunt

CEO, Pancreatic Cancer Action (UK)

Clara Mackay
Co-Chair, and Deputy Chief Executive, Pancreatic
Cancer UK (UK)

Stefanie Condon-Oldreive
Founder and CEO, Craig’s Cause Pancreatic
Cancer Society (Canada)

Laurie Ellies
Founder/Director, Pancreatic Cancer Canada (Canada)

Kate Elliott
Member, Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society (Canada)

Francesco Florindi
Public Affairs Coordinator, European Cancer
Patient Coalition (Belgium)

Lisa Gilmour
Brand and Creative Officer, Pancreatic Cancer
Action Network (USA)

Arja Leppänen
Founder and International Coordinator, PALEMA (Sweden)

Mihaela Militaru
Director, European Cancer
Patient Coalition (Belgium)

The World Pancreatic Cancer Day Steering Group gives thanks to the following sponsors who have funded the project:

Lead Sponsor:

Celgene logo

Gold sponsor:


Silver sponsors:

Lilly Oncology

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

NewLink Genetics Corporation