Early diagnosis and improving the survival rate of pancreatic cancer is a challenge and we still have a long way to go. It can sometimes feel difficult to know the best way to help and how to make a difference. One of the simplest ways of campaigning is by contacting your MP.
Pancreatic Cancer Action is a member of several groups committed to campaigning and furthering the case of patients with pancreatic cancer.
We work with other charities to be a voice for pancreatic cancer alongside other cancers or conditions with similar barriers to diagnosis and survival. Our voices are more powerful when combined with others and we use these groups to help push for issues important to us and our supporters.
Our calls for policy targets for pancreatic cancer can travel further when there are many voices to amplify them. We are determined to push for policies that will benefit pancreatic cancer patients and drive earlier diagnosis. In response to the NHS long term plan, we are calling for policy action to ensure that there is a measurable target for improving the survival of pancreatic cancer. We are also calling for more investment in cancer services from diagnostic scanners to cancer specialist nurses. We want to see long term commitments to NHS staffing and estates.
We are proud to be members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on pancreatic cancer, Cancer 52 and the Advanced Cancer Coalition.