Richie's mother sadly passed away after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. In 2009 Richie had the same diagnosis, but after surgery and chemotherapy he is now in remission.
Our research on pancreatic cancer
Although survival rates for several types of cancer have improved over the years, pancreatic cancer is particularly hard to treat, partly because it’s often diagnosed late. That’s why research into pancreatic cancer is one of our key priorities.
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Pancreatic cancer and my family
Promising research into pancreatic cancer
Dr Jennifer Morton’s research has pinpointed a genetic fault in a type of pancreatic cancer and matched it up with a drug, rapamycin. Early results indicate the drug can shrink tumours in mice.
Prof Jeff Evans will lead a trial in the UK to find out if Abraxane can improve life expectancy after surgical removal of pancreatic cancer.
Our strategy to beat cancer sooner
Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.Our new strategy will give us the foundations we need to tackle the challenges ahead.