What we've achieved
We are the only charitable organisation in Australia exclusively dedicated to pancreatic cancer. Assuming a leadership role, we have been raising the profile of the disease in Australia and working collaboratively with leading local and international institutions and advocacy organisations to fast track progress.
Invested a total of $7.6 million into pancreatic cancer research, funding 28 research projects at top institutions around Australia, in the following areas:
- New treatments
- Early detection
- Optimising current treatment
- Understanding the microenvironment
- Capacity building research projects including;
- Established an independent, Scientific Advisory Panel comprised of globally recognised research experts to ensure funding is allocated to high calibre research projects.
- Convened the first national strategy for pancreatic cancer research and hosts Pancreatic Cancer Research Symposium’s beginning in 2017, uniting the research community to strategise towards improved outcomes for the disease in the future.
- Invested in a National Patient Support Hub to connect patients and carers to credible information, support, available trials, and pancreatic cancer experts across the country.
- Committed to supporting a national Network of Excellence allowing clinical and research experts to collaborate and contribute to an aligned approach to the disease.
Advocacy and Awareness
- United over 25,000 people against the disease through community engagement events nationwide, including the Put Your Foot Down walks in 7 capital cities, increasing awareness, engagement and community support.
- Launched a national awareness campaign with the Cancer of our Generation report, educating the Australian public on pancreatic cancer statistics, reaching almost 1 million Australians with key information and securing over 3500 petition signings.