Where your money goes and how it helps
Thanks to you, over the last decade Pancare has helped over 600 people and their families navigate their pancreatic and upper gastrointestinal cancer journey from the point of diagnosis, to treatment, and beyond.
Thanks to you, we are able to continue to provide patient and carer support including one-to-one telephone and face-to-face support groups, patient and dietary handbooks on living with cancer, a telehealth Pancreatic and Upper GI Cancer Specialist Nurse Service, and financial assistance to help with travel and accommodation costs related to medical treatments, among other things.
Thanks to you, we also fund world-leading research into new, innovative treatments, a national detection screening program for people at high risk of developing pancreatic cancer, key national cancer registries, scholarships for PhD pancreatic cancer researchers, and good clinical trials.
We received no government funding, our funding comes from the community, from people just like you, which is why your gift is so important.
How your money helps
Every little bit helps us do more for Australians impacted by upper gastrointestinal cancers.
- $40 provides information packs to someone suffering an upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer, equipping them with all the information they need at an incredibly difficult time.
- $100 supports a patient or carer to attend a monthly online support group, connecting them with others living with an upper GI cancer.
- $500 provides emergency financial support to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses and ease the burden on a struggling family.
- $1,000 enables someone living with an upper GI cancer to receive three sessions of practical and emotional telehealth support with our Specialist Cancer Nurse.
Support services and research you’re helping fund
You support and generosity enables us to contribute funding towards our PanSupport program and investment into world-class research.
PanSupport – supporting Australians living with upper gastrointestinal cancers
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. We support both patients, their carers and families from the point of diagnosis through to treatment and beyond.
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.
Meet some of the people your helping us support
“In March 2020 I sold my house and was going to spend some time with family and do a bit of travelling. I had been planning to go to the USA then maybe travel to Central America. Just a week later, I got the devastating news I had Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
I’m not giving up – and so far I’m responding well to chemotherapy.”
In September 2018, Melbourne mum Helen MacGregror’s life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Despite her challenges, Helen was a strong advocate for other patients and passionate about raising the profile of pancreatic cancer in the hope to accelerate research for the disease.
Supporting upper gastrointestinal cancer research
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.
We fund world-class research at some of Australia’s most respected and innovative institutions. Our research program is overseen by our Medical Advisory Committee 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 and support of clinical trials.
> Learn about the research we fund
Help Pancare Foundation support patients and their families from the point of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.