Our third annual 'Put Your Foot Down' walk for Pancreatic Cancer in Perth will take place on Sunday 19th June. We are hoping that the generous & supportive people of Perth can once again get behind this walk.
We’re excited to announce our 8th annual Sydney walk for the 7th August and following the success of last years new location, we will once again be walking from Shelly Beach to Queenscliff and return, taking in the beautiful sights of Manly Beach. The walk will start at Shelly Beach, walk to Queenscliff Beach and then return to Shelly Beach.
Our 2nd annual 'Put Your Foot Down' walk for Pancreatic Cancer in Townsville QLD will take place on Sunday 28th August. We are hoping that the generous & supportive people of Townsville can get behind this walk once again.
In recent news scientists have claimed extraordinary success with using a patient’s immune cells to target a type of blood cancer. In one study the vast majority of participants with a specific type of leukaemia saw all symptoms vanish completely. This is quite a new area of research and has some researchers describing it as the holy grail of cancer research. While using a person’s own immune system to fight a cancer has shown great early promise in blood cancers, solid tumour cancers will be more difficult but are still a promising area of research.
Back in 2012, the Cancer Institute of NSW released an important study that showed for Pancreatic Cancer patients undergoing surgery, there was a two-fold difference in survival rates between hospitals that do the surgery a lot (6 or more operations a year) versus those that do it rarely (less than 6 a year). Yesterday I had a meeting with David Currow, the CEO of the Cancer Institute of NSW and Chief Cancer Officer of NSW, to receive an update on this work.
The fourth annual Adelaide walk was held on a beautiful spring morning at Grange Jetty Reserve. It was the first of a number of events for the Foundation held in November, which is internationally recognised as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. Many dressed up in some very creative outfits in purple, the colour of the disease, and it was a beautiful sight seeing the stream of purple-dressed people along the esplanade and Henley Beach.
A hot steamy morning was no match for the 208 Queenslanders who supported our fourth Brisbane “Put Your Foot Down” walk. Thankfully the wild hailstone storm that passed through Brisbane in the afternoon didn’t hit during the morning!