Pancreatic Cancer Scotland was formed in 2010 by a group of patients, carers, nurses and doctors in Scotland to share hope, knowledge and action in the battle against pancreatic cancer.
Over the last few decades the statistics for pancreatic cancer have seen little improvement.
We are dedicated to improving the outcome for patients in Scotland diagnosed as having cancer of the pancreas and associated tumours.
Our vision is to share hope and change the numbers #TOGETHERwecanmakeadifference
Our objectives are to:
- Promote awareness of pancreatic cancer in Scotland;
- Advance the provision of practical and emotional support to pancreatic cancer sufferers and their families in Scotland.
- Advance education of pancreatic cancer to individuals and members of the healthcare profession in Scotland;
- Advance the standard of healthcare for individuals suffering from pancreatic cancer in Scotland; and
- Support research projects in Scotland with the aim of developing effective treatments and improving survival rates of those suffering from pancreatic cancer in Scotland;
Our work is relevant to a number of cancers, including Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC), which is the most common type of pancreatic cancer, Cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of the bile duct), Ampullary Cancer (at the end of the bile duct), Duodenal Cancer (in the small intestine), as well as Pancreatic Endocrine Tumours (rare forms of cancer in the pancreas).