Our vision and mission
A world free from pancreatic and upper gastrointestinal cancers.
Unite community. Accelerate change. Double survival rates.
To improve survival rates and support patients and their families on their journey, through diagnosis to treatment and beyond.
Strategic plan: 2020 – 2025
Dramatically improving survival and support for upper gastrointestinal cancers
Pancare Foundation is committed to improving the lives of people living with pancreatic and upper gastrointestinal cancers and their carers.
The survival rates for pancreatic and upper gastrointestinal cancers are grim. When someone is diagnosed with one of these cancers, their chances of being alive five years later is less than 20%. Despite this, pancreatic and upper gastrointestinal cancers receive far less funding than cancers with five-year survival rates of over 90%. Pancreatic and upper gastrointestinal cancers are the forgotten cancers.
With the right level of investment, substantial progress can be made to improve support for and survival rates of people living with these forgotten cancers. Pancare is well placed to help deliver this progress. In a short period of time, we have substantially increased the number of patients we support and made a real difference in the lives of people living with these cancers, along with their families and carers.
This strategy outlines our promise for progress over the next five years. It is our plan to ensure people living with pancreatic and upper gastrointestinal cancers are no longer forgotten.
We invite you to come on this journey with us and forge real change.
CEO, Pancare Foundation
I CARE is the culture that underpins every interaction we have with each other, the people we support, and the solid foundation we build for Pancare to thrive.
We embrace innovation at every level from the research we fund, to the people we assist, to the way we operate our business. We are evolutionary, agile, proactive and strive for continual improvement.
We express kindness, empathy and compassion in all that we do. We care deeply for our cause, the people we support and each other.
We are trusted, empowered and accountable for our contribution, performance and outcomes. We celebrate our achievements (big and small) and learn from our mistakes.
We express ourselves through open, honest and respectful communication. Everything we do is founded on connection, credibility, trust and professionalism; underpinned by a deep and genuine respect for people.
We are driven by our collective energy, resilience and motivation to make a difference. We are propelled by our shared vision of improving pancreatic & upper GI cancer survival rates and remain committed to achieving our goals.