We’re accelerating change for upper gastrointestinal cancers
Pancare Foundation are a leading charity committed to inspiring hope, raising awareness, supporting families and funding research for upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.
With some of the lowest survival rates out of all the major cancers, it’s our mission to improve survival and support for Australians diagnosed with pancreatic, liver, stomach, biliary and oesophageal cancers.
We provide support for people living with cancer and their families from the point of diagnosis through to treatment and beyond. We also fund world-leading research to increase survival and improve treatment options.
Supporting patients and their families, from the point of diagnosis through to treatment and beyond
PanSupport is Pancare Foundation’s dedicated support, resource and information service available for all Australians affected by upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, such as pancreatic, liver, stomach, biliary and oesophageal cancers.
Launched in May 2019 as a dedicated pancreatic cancer website, PanSupport was developed by researchers from the University of Melbourne together with patient advisors and key cancer consumer group contributors, including Pancare Foundation, Peter MacCallum and RMIT.
Pancare Foundation acquired the website in 2020 as part of our strategic commitment to enhancing services and resources available for Australian’s impacted by upper GI cancers.
Under the development of Pancare and supported by the PanSupport Advisory Committee, PanSupport now encompasses a full suite of programs and services that deliver a streamlined and end-to-end experience – through diagnosis, treatment, supportive care, bereavement and survivorship.
PanSupport offers dedicated support to patients through:
- A dedicated online-hub of information and resources on living with an upper GI cancer; including information on diagnosis, treatment options, health and wellbeing.
- A dedicated Patient and Carer Support Team including a Specialist Upper GI Cancer Nurse, Support Manager and counselling service
- Patient and carer support groups.
- Educational webinars on living with upper GI cancers suitable for patients, families and health care professionals.
Investing in world-class research to advance understanding of upper gastrointestinal cancers
We support medical cancer research that aims to accelerate advancement in early detection, new treatments, enhanced patient care and clinical trials that help improve outcomes for Australians impacted by upper gastrointestinal cancers.
Pancare funds world-class research at some of Australia’s most respected and innovative institutions. Our research program is overseen by our Medical Advisory Board and underpinned by six key focus areas that will help us achieved improved survival rates:
- discovery of new treatments
- early detection
- personalised medicine strategies
- optimal patient care
- support and development of future leaders
- support of clinical trials.
Unite community. Accelerate change.
At the heart, the Pancare Foundation is a passionate community of people united by personal and professional experienced – determined to bring greater awareness, attention and change for upper gastrointestinal cancers.
Thanks to the generous donations of our supporters, our strategic partners, and trust and foundations, we are able to strive towards our mission; ensuring that Australians diagnosed with an upper gastrointestinal cancer can receive specialised support and care, in addition to transformational research that will save lives in the future.
> Our vision and strategic plan
Learn more about the research programs we support and how you can help make a difference.