Managing cancer scanxiety
Scanxiety is not a medical term but has been coined to describe the anxiety people living with cancer feel while they wait for scans and tests. Scanxiety can be intense and highly distressing emotionally, psychologically and as a natural physical ‘fight or flight’ stress response to perceived threat.
The importance of keeping active during COVID-19
Right now, during COVID-19, it is even more important to exercise and keep your body moving. For those experiencing lockdown restrictions, exercise is one of the reasons we can leave the house and we have always been encouraged to do so.
Positive results for checkpoint inhibitor therapy in people with oesophageal cancer post-surgery
New study shows positive results for checkpoint inhibitor therapy in people with oesophageal or oesophagogastric junctional cancer post-surgery
More Telecom and Tangerine partner with Pancare Foundation
In 2019 the More Telecom team lost a long-time friend and sales partner, Peter Back, after a short and courageous fight against pancreatic cancer. Strong relationships have always been at the heart of the More Telecom story. After seeing their friend and respected partner succumb to this devastating disease, More Telecom was motivated to take action in Peter’s memory.
Phil Jones, international bowls champion, steps up to become national Pancare cause champion
Newly appointed Pancare Foundation Community Ambassador, lawn bowls champion Phil Jones, will work with Pancare to help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of pancreatic and other upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers within the bowls and wider community.
New Normal, Same Cancer
'New Normal, Same Cancer: Conversations' warns people to get unusual and persistent symptoms checked by their doctor now, to increase detection and improve survival chances, following a slump in cancer testing and screening during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Is there a role for laparoscopic surgery for resection of pancreatic head and neck cancers in Australia?
This recent trial compared 300 patients undergoing laparoscopic vs. 300 patients undergoing open pancreas cancer surgery. Results showed that patients treated with keyhole surgery went home 1 day earlier postoperatively than those who underwent open surgery.
Upper gastrointestinal cancer incidence on the rise
Thanks to the generous support of the GPA Andrew Ursini Charitable Fund, Pancare continues to fund the Novel Therapies Program for pancreatic cancer at the University of Melbourne.