About Us

Taking steps to save lives

Through The Big Step Forward we can fund research to stamp out pancreatic cancer. 

Research breakthroughs give us hope and will save lives. The funds you raise will have the power to make that possible. Every step you take will support world-leading researchers to speed up diagnosis and improve treatments. By walking together, we can transform the future for people affected by pancreatic cancer.

About Pancreatic Cancer UK

Pancreatic cancer is a tough one. Tough to diagnose, tough to treat and tough to survive. 

But with your help, we can continue to be there for the 10,500 people who are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer every year in the UK.

We're funding research breakthroughs

Research into pancreatic cancer has been underfunded for decades – it only receives 3% of the UK cancer research budget. This is three times less than research spend on breast cancer. By investing in the next generation of researchers, earlier diagnosis and better treatments and care, we’re determined to transform the future for people with pancreatic cancer. Find out more about our research

We’re here to support and to listen.

Our free and confidential Pancreatic Cancer UK Support Line is a lifeline for thousands of people affected by pancreatic cancer. Our specialist nurses understand the issues you might be facing and provide expert help and advice.

We’re here with the information you need.

We have the most up-to-date information on everything you need to know about pancreatic cancer on our website or via our publications. We can help you every step of the way through diagnosis and treatment options to managing symptoms and the care you receive.

We campaign for change 

As a leading voice of the pancreatic cancer community, we work with governments and clinicians across the UK to find ways to improve and speed up diagnosis and develop faster treatment for pancreatic cancer – and call for more investment in research. Find out more about our recent campaigns.

"My walk started from Dunmurry Station on 14th May 2019 and ended 37 days later. It was an amazing experience and worth the pain. In view of the life memories, friends made, and money raised, it was an unforgettable experience."

Read Steve’s full story on our blog