The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) in the UK released a report in November 2013 stating that greater focus and resources are needed to tackle pancreatic cancer. The report highlights widespread misconceptions about this disease. For example, a ‘commonly held mistaken belief is that pancreatic cancer is rare, affecting small numbers of mostly elderly men’. The reality is that ‘a third of all diagnoses of pancreatic cancer occur in people under the age of 65 and it affects men and women almost equally’. The reports outlines an action plan to educate both clinicians and the public.
The report can be viewed by clicking here.