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
Latest data provides hope for Upper GI cancers with increases in 5-year survival
Latest data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) confirms that the incidence of upper gastrointestinal cancers in Australia are on the rise. While these figures are concerning, there is hope for those diagnosed, with the five-year survival rates for pancreatic cancer patients now hitting double digits for the first time at 10.7%.
Cancer outcomes in regional Australia
In 2019 over 11,000 Australians were diagnosed with an upper GI cancer and over 8,000 Australians died from an upper GI cancer. Around half of all cancer deaths are due to rare and less common cancers including cancers supported by Pancare.