Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all cancers – only 3% of patients survive beyond five years from diagnosis. This figure has barely changed in decades. Pancreatic cancer is also the 5th most common cause of cancer death in the UK. Yet historically, it has received little research funding from the major funding bodies. Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund was set up in 2004 to address this and to raise new funds for more research.
Research is the key to beating pancreatic cancer, and so research is at the heart of what we do and is all that we do.
With money raised entirely from public donations and fundraising, the charity supports world-class research in leading universities around the UK and Ireland, focused on an early diagnostic test and more effective treatments.