Celebrating National Volunteer Week #NVW22
National Volunteer Week (16 – 22 May 2022) is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering. Volunteering brings people together; it builds communities and creates a better society for everyone. National Volunteer Week is a chance for all of us to celebrate and recognise the vital work of volunteers.
2022 Pancare scholarships and awards update
We received 12 applications from across Australia and we were delighted with the calibre of projects and researchers. Successful applicants will be announced on 1 July 2022. You can look forward to hearing about the recipients, their projects and what drives their motivation to work in upper GI cancer research.
New PBAC application supports immunotherapy treatment for oesophageal and gastro-oesophageal junction cancers
Pancare is supporting Bristol Meyers Squibb in their application to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) for the funding of Nivolumab, an immunotherapy for the treatment of oesophageal or gastro-oesophageal junction cancer under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
How to safely access polling booths and vote if you are unwell
With the 2022 federal election around the corner, we want to help our patients and carers understand how they can participate in voting safely whether they are well or unwell, at home or in a health care facility.
Advocating for upper GI cancers: oesophageal and gastric cancer update
An important part of Pancare supporting patients with upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers is advocating for better treatment and unmet needs.
$20 million funding boost gives new hope for Australians impacted by pancreatic cancer
Pancare Foundation welcomes the Australian Government’s delivery of the Pancreatic Cancer Roadmap and the commitment of $20.3 million to support improved outcomes and survival for Australians affected by pancreatic cancer.
Creon Supply Issues
The companies who are responsible for suppling medicines in Australia do their best to maintain medicine supply. On occasion there may be issues with Creon® supply. Here are some tips about how you can get Creon® for yourself or a loved one when supplies are low.
Trek for Hope reaches new heights
On the 11th of February, after overcoming COVID related delays, a band of 12 adventurous souls, set out on a once-in-a-lifetime trek through the spectacular surrounds of Tasmania’s iconic Cradle Mountain. Although they began the adventure as strangers, they ended the trip as wonderful friends who had shared an incredible experience that brought each of them a profound sense of accomplishment and solidarity and in doing so, managed to raise nearly $80,000 for Pancare Foundation.
Biliary cancer awareness campaign success
Biliary cancer awareness campaign leads to increase in patients receiving support from Pancare Foundation. To help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of biliary cancer and the overall state of biliary cancer in Australia, Pancare identified the month of February, global Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer awareness month, as an opportunity to begin its National Awareness Campaign for Biliary Cancer.