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Pancreatic Cancer. Its about time

Posted on: 19 Nov 2020

Pancreatic Cancer. Its about time

Today is World Pancreatic Cancer Day and as the only Irish member of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition we are highlighting the signs to look out for and calling for more awareness and more research for patients and survival. It's about time.

Pancreatic Cancer has the lowest Survival rate of all major cancers and in Ireland the 5 year survival rate is just 9%.  We cannot accept this.

For the next 24-36 hours we will be sharing videos, infographics and research stories on our social media channels and are asking the public to share them so they reach as many people as possible.

The public can also show their support by wearing Purple and sharing their picture with us.

A number of landmarks around Ireland will light up purple in support including:

·      The Mansion House, Dublin

·      The Convention Centre Dublin

·      Cork City Hall

·      UCC

·      The Rock of Cashel

·      Kilkenny Castle

·      King John's Castle, Limerick

So please get involved: Wear Purple, Share Information and Demand Better.

As part of World Pancreatic Cancer Day in Ireland, Breakthrough is also highlighting their free cookbook for cancer patients, Nourishing Your Body during Pancreatic Cancer Treatment. The cookbook is specifically for patients undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer and is available free of charge to cancer patients throughout Ireland.


To order a copy go to: shop/nourishing-your-body/




The survival rates for Pancreatic Cancer need to drastically improve and we must all be part of making that happen.

Check out some updates from our pancreatic cancer researchers below:

Dr. Patrick Forde -  Pancreatic cancer research update Nov 2020

Joseph Murphy - Pancreatic cancer research update Nov 2020



See links below to read about some of our research projects focused on Pancreatic Cancer:




#WPCD #knowthesigns #ItsAboutTime 



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