We’re excited to announce our 8th annual Sydney walk for the 7th August and following the success of last years new location, we will once again be walking from Shelly Beach to Queenscliff and return, taking in the beautiful sights of Manly Beach. The walk will start at Shelly Beach, walk to Queenscliff Beach and then return to Shelly Beach.
Our 2nd annual 'Put Your Foot Down' walk for Pancreatic Cancer in Townsville QLD will take place on Sunday 28th August. We are hoping that the generous & supportive people of Townsville can get behind this walk once again.
In recent news scientists have claimed extraordinary success with using a patient’s immune cells to target a type of blood cancer. In one study the vast majority of participants with a specific type of leukaemia saw all symptoms vanish completely. This is quite a new area of research and has some researchers describing it as the holy grail of cancer research. While using a person’s own immune system to fight a cancer has shown great early promise in blood cancers, solid tumour cancers will be more difficult but are still a promising area of research.
Back in 2012, the Cancer Institute of NSW released an important study that showed for Pancreatic Cancer patients undergoing surgery, there was a two-fold difference in survival rates between hospitals that do the surgery a lot (6 or more operations a year) versus those that do it rarely (less than 6 a year). Yesterday I had a meeting with David Currow, the CEO of the Cancer Institute of NSW and Chief Cancer Officer of NSW, to receive an update on this work.
Thanks to all the supporters (689 of you!) who turned out for our 6th annual Melbourne "Put Your Foot Down" Walk. Following a stormy night, rain threatened early on but fortunately held off for most of the walk, creating a wonderful sea of purple at Alexandra Gardens!
We had a wonderful morning for our fifth Hobart “Put Your Foot Down” walk for Pancreatic Cancer. Numbers were up on the last Hobart walk and it was lovely to see how many dressed in purple, the internationally recognised colour of the disease.