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Cancer and Religious Fasting
We spoke to Senior Oncology Dietitian, Lauren Atkins, and pancreatic cancer patient, Aida, for their thoughts on how to navigate religious fasting periods if you or a loved one is impacted by cancer. If you’re currently undergoing cancer treatment, it’s important to talk to your treatment team or an Accredited Practicing Dietitian first.
Pancare raising awareness at a shopping centre near you
Pancare Foundation is pleased to partner with Adflex Marketing and Loyalty Promotions again this year to continue to raise greater awareness of upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers in communities across Australia. The ‘Support, Save & Win’ promotion will help provide vital funds for Pancare’s support services for patients and families impacted by these cancers, and investment into research towards earlier detection and improved treatments.
Cancer Care Collaboration across the Tasman to improve quality of life
A unique partnership between leading cancer charities in Australia and New Zealand aims to lift survival rates and improve quality of life for patients suffering from upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. Australia’s Pancare Foundation has signed an agreement with the Gut Cancer Foundation in New Zealand to collaborate on a broad range of initiatives including co-investing in research, fundraising, sharing IP and digital assets and others, all with the aim of improving outcomes for upper GI patients.
Meet our specialist cancer care nurses
Pancare’s team of specialist cancer care nurses is growing, thanks to generous donations from our community fundraisers and major donors. Specialist cancer care nurses are experienced oncology nurses who provide evidence-based information regarding diagnosis, treatment, symptom management and wellbeing. They will empower you to work with your healthcare team to make informed choices about the treatment and management of your upper GI cancer.
2022 Scholarship & Award Winners
We believe that fostering an engaged clinical research community is a key driver in the development of research programs and clinical trials that will progress the therapies and best-practice care for those impacted by upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers into the future. Our support of early-career clinicians and scientists is cultivating world-leading research and accelerating delivery of results that improve outcomes and quality of life for those living with upper GI cancer, their carers and families.
Unite for Hope 2022: Echuca, Mansfield, Sydney and beyond!
Our Unite for Hope fundraisers have raised nearly $70,000 so far! These vital funds help Pancare provide patient support services and fund research into early detection and new treatments. Our passionate community of supporters in Echuca, Mansfield and Sydney braved chilly mornings, muddy fields and howling winds to unite in hope and bring greater awareness, attention and change for upper GI cancers.
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).