Our work is changing. The Fund continues to support the practical needs of families battling with pancreatic cancer through hardship payments, supporting the costs of clinical trials, respite care and meeting transport needs.
But a greater proportion of our time is now spent supporting families with advice, information and advocacy as they come to terms with a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. We are working with many patients, spouses and wider family members, helping then to understand the disease and its symptoms and how they can achieve the best possible quality of life.
Our new links with Maggie’s and Macmillan (click here for further information) will be able to tackle a wider range of issues faced by families along their journey, and our support will still be there for families if (or more likely when) they experience loss from this brutal disease.