Wednesday, 16 November 2016

World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2016

_Users_lpaskins_AppData_Local_Temp_tmp153F_files_image001.jpgDear Graham Jones MP,

I am writing to you on behalf of United European Gastroenterology (UEG), regarding World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2016. UEG are working with Pancreatic Cancer Europe (PCE) to raise awareness of the fight against pancreatic cancer, the risks and clinical symptoms.

Pancreatic Cancer is set to become the 3rd biggest cancer killer in Europe, the number of people dying from pancreatic cancer in Europe has increased continually over the past 40 years. The median survival time for someone diagnosed with the disease is only 4.6 months. These worrying statistics highlight a need for a revolution in pancreatic cancer diagnoses, awareness and treatment.

The video ‘Pancreatic Cancer: Stuck in the 1970s’ is available to watch here https://youtu.be/NhQMyCg0LFA It would be of great help if you could spread the word to your constituents, feature this on your website or any social media platforms – to raise awareness of the risks and symptoms and help tackle this killer disease.

Thunderclap campaign, which can be done using this link: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/49796-pancreaticcancer-lost-in-time