First European meeting in Zurich, Switzerland
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.
Who We Are
Julie Fleshman, Chair
Jenny Isaacson | Project Lead | USA
Jessica Abelsohn, Chair
Kerry McKean Kelly
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.
Launched inaugural WPCD
Meetings in Amsterdam, Prague, Geneva, Brussels
North American Pancreatic Cancer Meeting
Invitations go out to potential WPCC members
Official launch and inaugural Annual WPCC meeting
2nd Annual WPCC meeting
3rd Annual WPCC meeting
4th Annual WPCC meeting
3 Virtual Meetings
Can my organization join the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition?
Any not-for-profit patient advocacy organization that provides services or disseminates information to those affected by pancreatic cancer can become a member of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition.
For more information about becoming a World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition member or supporter, please contact us.
Can individuals join the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition?
Individuals cannot join the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition. The coalition is comprised of patient advocacy organizations. The World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition member organizations work with pancreatic cancer patients, their caregivers and supporters. The coalition’s goal is to strengthen the work of our member organizations so that collectively we can have an even greater impact across the globe.
However, individuals can work with the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition and make a huge difference by taking part in our annual World Pancreatic Cancer Day campaign. We also encourage individuals to get involved with their local pancreatic cancer organization.
Does the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition raise money to fund research or other programs, like patient services for pancreatic cancer?
The World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition is not a legal entity and does not raise money to fund research or programs for pancreatic cancer. However, our member organizations fundraise to support these vital activities.
You can find information about the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition member organizations and how you can support them here.
How can I find out more about pancreatic cancer?
World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition member organizations have information and resources about pancreatic cancer.
Find the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition member organization near you.
How are the activities of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition funded?
There are many sponsors that fund the work of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition.
If you would like information about how to become a sponsor, please contact us.