Supporting national actions to raise awareness on pancreatic cancer

Work Stream Chair: Dr Lydia Makaroff, ECPC

  • There are only 7 patient organisations in Europe dedicated to pancreatic cancer while this is set to be the second greatest cause of death from cancer by 2020.
  • There are major disparities between European countries regarding pancreatic cancer mortality. For instance mortality is one third higher in France than in the United Kingdom.1

There are major disparities between European countries regarding pancreatic cancer mortality. For instance mortality is one third higher in France than in the United Kingdom.1

While pancreatic cancer is the second greatest cause of death from cancer by 2020, there are only 7 patient organizations in Europe dedicated to fight against it.

The National Support Work Stream gathers members from national organizations and is helping them to get the most from the platform’ material and actions.

For 2017, we will continue raising awareness at national level and spreading the word in countries with strong presence.

Throughout the year, members of this Work Stream will work on disseminating the translated Platform materials and replicating advocacy efforts at national level. They will gather via teleconference to share best practices and coordinate their actions to best use the resources provided by the Platform.

How to implement a Sound Advocacy Strategy?

  1. European Cancer mortality predictions for men for the year 2014. Malvezzi et al (2014) Annal Oncology 25 (8). annonc.oxfordjournals.org/content/25/8/1650.full (last accessed on 2/03/2016)