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.
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Coping with cancer during the holidays
For those impacted by cancer, experiences of the festive season can induce a range of feelings. Some people will enjoy a time of celebration, for others it may be a difficult time of stress and feelings of pressure and grief. We have put together a list of suggestions that may make the season less stressful.
Pancare Foundation Holiday Office Hours
We realise that the holidays can be a difficult time for many people, especially those impacted by an upper GI cancer. While our PanSupport team will be having a well-earned rest over the holiday period, please know that support is still available during this time for any crises or emergencies that may arise.
Recent study supports use of second line chemotherapy combined with active symptom control (ASC) for the treatment of advanced biliary tract cancer.
Patients with advanced biliary tract cancer receiving second-line FOLFOX chemotherapy and active symptom control (ASC) are more than twice as likely to be alive at 12 months compared to those on ASC alone, with a modest increase in treatment-related side effects.