Dramatically improving survival and support for upper gastrointestinal cancers
We are the leading organisation inspiring hope, raising awareness, supporting families and funding research for upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. With one 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 – from the point of diagnosis to treatment and beyond.
How can we help?
A cancer diagnosis can come as a terrible shock, but we’re here to help you every step of the way. Learn more about how to manage living with pancreatic, liver, stomach, biliary or oesophageal cancer.
Meet others living with upper GI cancers in a supportive environment. Our PanSupport groups discuss a range of topics, including symptom management, treatments and emotional wellbeing.
Our friendly team are dedicated specialists in upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer care and are available to support you and your family in a variety of ways on your cancer journey.
ARTICLES, NEWS & EVENTS
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.