Carers And Healthcare Professionals Encouraged To Attend Free Summit On Pancreatic Cancer

PanCarers and other medical professionals are invited to attend Pancreatic Cancer UK’s free Annual Summit on inspiring innovation in pancreatic cancer. Attendees will have the chance to learn more about driving improvements in diagnosis and treatment and transforming the research landscape, from a range of expert speakers including Dr Malcolm Moore (President, BC Cancer Agency, Canada).

The charity is encouraging medical professionals with an interest in pancreatic cancer to attend its ‘Inspiring Innovation’ summit on Wednesday 15th February at the Royal College of GPs, 30 Euston Square, London. The full day event will include sessions on; methods to speed up diagnosis, biomarkers for early diagnosis, state of the art treatment for pancreatic cancer and pancreatic cancer research funding.

Attendees at the Summit will also hear from a number of national experts such as; Professor Chris Harrison (National Clinical Director, Cancer); Professor Andrew Biankin (Regius Chair of Surgery/ Director of Translational Research Centre, University of Glasgow), Professor Gary Middleton (Professor of Immunology and Immunotherapy, University of Birmingham), Professor Steve Pereira (Professor of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, UCL) and Dr Stephen Falk (Chair, NCRI Pancreatic Cancer Subgroup).

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all the 21 common cancers, and five and ten year survival for pancreatic cancer has improved very little since the early 1970s. Over the last decade, pancreatic cancer research has received 1 per cent of the cancer research budget.

Anna Jewell, Director of Operations at Pancreatic Cancer UK, said: “We’re delighted to extend an invitation to our Summit, which will provide healthcare professionals, GPs, specialists, researchers, PhD students, policy makers and others with an interest in pancreatic cancer a vital insight into some of the exciting progress which is taking place in pancreatic cancer research and treatment, as well as meet patients and their families.

“There will also be practical and valuable information about improving early and efficient diagnosis of patients provided, and plenty of opportunities for question and answer sessions with our expert speakers.

“We’re hoping to see a good turnout of at the Summit. Places are limited, so we’re encouraging people to register via the Pancreatic Cancer UK website as soon as possible.”

The Pancreatic Cancer UK Annual Summit will begin at 9am and finish at 4pm on Wednesday 15th February and will include lunch. Register before 1st February by completing the online registration form. A full agenda and line-up of speakers can be found here.


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