About Us

Global Impact

Global collaboration amplifies our voice and raises awareness of pancreatic cancer to save lives. Each year, we increase the reach of our annual World Pancreatic Cancer Day campaign and raise awareness about the symptoms and risk factors of pancreatic cancer to drive earlier detection.

By sharing best practices and leveraging expertise, we strengthen our collective impact and the impact of individual member organizations that will drive transformational change.

We have a globally diverse membership that is highly engaged and unified in its vision and purpose. Members have access to universal tools and resources for World Pancreatic Cancer Day and throughout the year. We speak with a unified voice by using consistent data and information to provide the public with accurate and up-to-date messages about pancreatic cancer. We meet face-to-face annually to share knowledge, expertise and best practices.

Our history

Pancreatic cancer patient advocacy organizations from around the world came together in 2013 to discuss working together to raise global pancreatic cancer awareness and work collaboratively to support each other’s efforts.

We realized that by working collaboratively, we could have a much greater impact than the sum of our parts. So we swiftly moved to action with the launch of the inaugural World Pancreatic Cancer Day in 2014.

World Pancreatic Cancer Day quickly became a global success. Each year, outreach, visibility, and engagement continue to grow across the world.

Because of its success, we decided to take our efforts one step further and launch a formal World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition in 2016 with more than 40 organizations from over 20 countries across the globe.

We now have more than 80 organizations from over 30 countries on six continents.

Our 2016 WPCC Survey highlighted the wide range of activities that our members are involved in. The following presentation from our 2017 Annual Meeting in Montreal provides an overview of the survey findings.

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