Each November, during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, people around the globe unite on World Pancreatic Cancer Day (WPCD) to highlight the need for greater awareness, funding, and research for pancreatic cancer.
World Pancreatic Cancer Day will take place on November 18, 2021
On World Pancreatic Cancer Day (WPCD) we are asking people to take action to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer, the symptoms and risks of this disease and the urgent need for earlier detection.
Since the creation of World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition (WPCC) and World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2015, Immunovia has been joining all the efforts to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer around the globe. Immunovia is proud to have sponsored several Pancreatic Cancer Awareness activities and walks over the years – in Sweden, UK, Spain, Germany and throughout the U.S. – to support the engagement of the patient organizations. Together we aim to raise awareness about this deadly cancer.
This year we continue to support the Network against Cancer (Nätverket mot Cancer) through their Early Detection meeting and World Cancer Day in February 2022. Click here to view a video recording from the early detection seminar that took place on October 25th, 2021 (in Swedish).
We are also happy to be supporting Palema (the Swedish patient advocacy organization) with their continued focus on early detection of Pancreatic Cancer. This year Palema will be hosting morning and afternoon webinars for world pancreatic cancer day (in Swedish). The morning session presents conclusions from the Network against Cancer’s Early Detection project, followed by a conversation about early detection today and about opportunities in the future. In the afternoon there are focused discussions on treatment options, IPMNs, pNETs and pNECs.
Due to Corona pandemic, awareness in Germany is mostly digital but with ongoing high engagement local seminars and several “light-it-purple” actions being organized by specialized PDAC hospitals and by the two pancreas patient organizations, AdP e.V. (AdP Veranstaltungen) and TEB e.V. (TEB Veranstaltungen), https://welt-pankreaskrebstag.de/.
Additionally, some results of our international prospective IMMray™ PanCan-d study cooperation’s will be shown during the WPCD patient symposium of “Chirurgie Erlangen Veranstaltungen”.
Wir wünschen allen WPCD 2021 Organisatoren tolle und gut besuchte Veranstaltungen für dieses wichtige Thema, herzliche Grüße aus Schweden!
Information about Immunovia, Inc.’s US plans for World Pancreatic Cancer Day can be found on their microsite. On this site there will be details about the Grand Opening Celebration at our Immunovia, Inc. laboratory in Marlborough, MA.
Immunovia continues to sponsor the ‘Striding for Survival’ virtual walk in 2021 and 2022 coordinated by Pancreatic Cancer Action (PCA). Striding for survival aims to raise awareness, striding for everyone effected by pancreatic cancer.
The activity continues to be a virtual event with attendees taking on the challenge to make the 2020’s a decade of change.
See #stridingforsurvival on all social media channels to see posts by all participants. Via Pancreatic Cancer Action you can find more information on how to find out more information about symptom awareness, patient support and a resource site for healthcare professionals.
Pancreatic Cancer UK also continue their inspirational podcast series Purple Rainbow Podcasts that interviews patients, families, nurses, consultants, GPs, oncologists, researchers, fundraisers and charity workers.
A google map with all the purple lights being lit up in the UK for world pancreatic cancer day can be found at PurpleLightsUK.
Immunovia will as last year participate in the ”cities race” activity organized by ACANPAN, the Spanish association of patients with pancreatic cancer (Carrera de las ciudades contra el cáncer de páncreas). Read more at CarreraCancerPancreas.
This year the run takes place the 14th of November, 2021 in Madrid (with another run in Alicante the 21st). Since the start of the race, 44.402 people have participated in all the cities, running for 243.644 km and raising 652.402 EUR for research in pancreatic cancer.
In collaboration with the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition, Immunovia has also created a dedicated website in Spanish to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer: Interlid.biz
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Thank you for helping us to spread knowledge and understanding about the “deadliest disease” pancreatic cancer!