Pancreatic Cancer

A Major Parkinson’s Drug Has Been Found To Stop Cancer Too

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Tech

A drug commonly used to treat Parkinson’s disease could be repurposed as cancer medication after trials demonstrated that it has significant anti-ca...

A New App Can Detect The Early Signs Of Pancreatic Cancer From A Selfie

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Tech

A new app that uses selfies to check for signs of pancreatic cancer has “shown promise” in helping scientists correctly identify cases of concern ...

I've Lost My Mum, Dad And Sister To Cancer, But I'll Keep Fighting It

Jo Walker | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Walker

My mum Rita was just 49 when she died from ovarian cancer. John, my dad, was 69. He had pancreatic cancer, while my sister, Gina, was 55 when she died, and Aunt Lilian, who died last year, also had pancreatic cancer. My other sister, Lesley is a breast cancer survivor.

Could Taking Vitamins In Huge Doses Produce A Health Miracle After All

The Conversation UK | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

For decades, some people have embraced the idea that there might be major health benefits from taking vitamins in quantities well beyond the recommended daily requirement. The concept was very popular for a while in the media, but research findings to the contrary gradually made it virtually untouchable for scientists.

Multimillion-Pound Investment In Pancreatic Cancer Project Could 'Mark New Era' For Treatment

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A multimillion-pound pancreatic cancer project is set to launch in the hope of discovering new treatment for one of the most deadly cancers. The seri...

People With A 'Super-Active' Immune System Could Help Create A Cure For Pancreatic Cancer

Press Association & Thomas Tamblyn | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists are on the hunt for a very special group of humans which they believe could hold the key to curing one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Th...

Cancer Death Rates Falling Across Europe, But Faster For Men Than Women

PA | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Death rates from cancer across Europe are falling faster for men than women, a new study has found. Experts have predicted that during 2017, 131.8 m...

Mourning Hans Rosling, Sultan of Statistics

William Crona | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
William Crona

Today, I mourn my fellow-countryman, the sultan of statistics, the great Hans Rosling.

Man's Family Holiday Turned Into 'Living Nightmare' When He Was Diagnosed With Cancer

Caters News Agency | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A dad-of-six who felt unwell on holiday in Cornwall was left devastated when doctors told him he had pancreatic cancer. Businessman Gordon Thorpe, 49...

British-Born Astronaut, Piers Sellers, Dies Aged 61

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 24.12.2016 | UK Tech

British-born astronaut and climate scientist Piers Sellers has died at the age of 61. Dr Sellers, who flew on three space shuttle missions between 2...

Pancreatic Cancer: The Wound That Never Heals

Dr. Sam Godfrey | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sam Godfrey

Pancreatic cancer is notoriously hard to treat. As well as Yasmin's father, this is the cancer that famously took Patrick Swayze and Steve Jobs. In fact, less than one in a hundred people who get this disease survive it, something that hasn't improved since the 70's.

New Drug Increases Life Expectancy Of Pancreatic Cancer Patients

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Tech

A groundbreaking new drug has extended the lives of people with metastatic pancreatic cancer, with seemingly no negative side effects. The IMM-101 dru...

84-Year-Old With Pancreatic Cancer Fulfills Dying Wish To See Granddaughter Marry

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An 84-year-old woman with pancreatic cancer has lived to see her granddaughter get married, in what was a bittersweet moment for the family. June, who...

What Is Pancreatic Cancer?

Dianne Dobson | Posted 02.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dianne Dobson

I'm a Pancreatic Cancer UK specialist nurse so in light of recent news about the passing of much-loved TV agony aunt, Denise Robertson from pancreatic cancer, I want to tell you more about the disease.

Scientists Discover Pancreatic Cancer Is Actually Four Separate Diseases

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Researchers have discovered pancreatic cancer is four separate diseases, which could revolutionise the methods used to combat it. Scientists at the...

Pancreatic Cancer Has Been Overlooked Too Long - It's Time for Change

Maggie Watts | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK
Maggie Watts

Pancreatic cancer is a disease which has made hardly any progress in over 40 years. Despite pancreatic cancer being the fifth highest cancer killer in the UK, it receives less than 1.5% of the research spend. This cancer has been overlooked for way too long.

Dad With Terminal Cancer Walks Three Daughters Down The Aisle

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ken McHugh had dreamed of walking his three daughters down the aisle on each of their wedding days. But when he was diagnosed with stage four pancr...

Snatching Hope From Those Most in Need

Neil Jeffery | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK
Neil Jeffery

I am going to reel off some names here and I wonder if you know what connects them all: Steve Jobs, Jack Benny, Patrick Swayze, Bill Hicks, Luciano P...

How Strangers Gave This Mother With Terminal Cancer A Wedding To Remember

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A grandmother with terminal cancer has been left overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers, after they rallied together to give her the wedding of her ...

The 'Shocking' Truth About Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rates

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A leading cancer charity has warned long-term survival rates among patients with pancreatic cancer is worryingly low. Cancer Research UK said have ...

How Taking Aspirin Could Save Your Life

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Around 8,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the UK each year, but there could be a surprisingly easy way to reduce this number. Ta...

Pancreatic Cancer: No Change In Survival Rates Since The 70s

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There has been a great rise in cancer survival rates, which have now reached 50%, meaning that now half of all patients will survive at least 10 years...

Wilko Johnson: The Long Goodbye

Jason Holmes | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Blues and rock musicians like this are a dying breed. The Wilko Johnson Band with Roger Daltrey on lead vocals is the sound of icons in their element, their musical flame still burning bright.

How Far Should Charities Go for a Retweet?

Kirsty Morrissey | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty Morrissey

St. John's Ambulance had already experienced the incredible multiplying effects of catching the Internet's eye with their controversial advert showing a father survive cancer only to choke to death in front of his young daughter with a tag line explaining that first aid could prevent 140,000 deaths a year...

Beyond the Front Pages

Carla Buzasi | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK
Carla Buzasi

As a society, we like our news fast and our solutions faster, but this week delivered a reminder that problems that made front-page news years back can make for positive updates a decade or so later (albeit hidden on page 23 of the paper). Teen pregnancies are a case in point. Oft-used as the (im)perfect example of 'Broken Britain', it was announced this week that girls aged between 15 and 19 are today half as likely as their grandmothers to become pregnant.