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Mission and history


Pancreatic Cancer Europe is a European multi-stakeholder platform which aims at bringing together experts from all over Europe including academics, physicians, politicians, patient groups, journalists and industry with a common interest and willingness to improve care for patients with pancreatic cancer.

How we aim to achieve our mission

Pancreatic Cancer Europe aims at bringing together relevant stakeholders to advocate for an improvement in the standard of care for patients with pancreatic cancer, by addressing the existing gaps related to the lack of awareness, diagnosis and data collection. Spun off by a strong political will to address the devastating impact of pancreatic cancer, Pancreatic Cancer Europe aims at reversing the trend of pancreatic cancer impact by:

  • Increasing PC research and political support
  • Raising lay and medical awareness by developing awareness tools and campaigns
  • Enabling a forum of exchange between national stakeholders

The work of PCE is based on 5 Work Streams implementing the action plan of the platform

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Giving a voice to Pancreatic Cancer

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Our PCE Presentation brochure

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  • Launch of the Call for action, kicking off the European multi-stakeholder platform on pancreatic cancer
  • Creation of PCE and official launch at European Parliament


  • Launch of the platform website and the creation and dissemination of the Platform brochures in 12 languages
  • PCE Campaign “Fight pancreatic cancer”


  • Joint campaign PCE-UEG for World Pancreatic Cancer Day
  • Pancreatic Cancer Europe officially established as an association (Belgium)


  • 1st Multi-stakeholder brainstorming meeting on pancreatic cancer research


  • 1st Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Workshop (PACAW) in Madrid
  • Launch of the pancreatic cancer heatmap and inequality report
  • European Parliament event (October)
  • Liquid Biopsy Workshop at ESMO GI (Barcelona)


  • 2nd PACAW in Rome
  • Launch of the European Parliament Election Manifesto: PCE campaign for prioritisation of pancreatic cancer in EU policies
  • Launch of the pancreatic cancer research directory