Tag: pancreatic cancer

In recognition of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month, here are six things you should know about pancreatic cancer.

In Australia, only around 10% of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer survive for five years or more – and this rate has  barely improved  in  the past few  decades.   Professor  Rasko  is  trying  to change this by  researching  a new  treatment called  CAR T-cell immunotherapy. This type of treatment involves taking a patient’s own […]

This is Lindsay’s story of how he has needed to postpone his treatment for his own safety.  

Before her diagnosis, the only thing Brenda Blackmore really knew about pancreatic cancer was that it had claimed the life of Dirty Dancing’s Patrick Swayze. “I wasn’t aware of pancreatic cancer, aside from hearing about the celebrities who had died from it,” Brenda said. At age 69, pancreatic cancer was last thing on the McMahons […]

At Cancer Council NSW, we get a lot of questions about our research into pancreatic cancer. Despite improvements in survival rates across more common types of cancer, only 6% of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will survive past five years. However, the researchers that we fund are making important steps forward in finding the answers […]