Each November, during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, people around the globe unite on World Pancreatic Cancer Day to highlight the need for greater awareness, funding, and research for pancreatic cancer. 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.

World Pancreatic Cancer Day will take place on November 21, 2019.

Since the creation of World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition (WPCC) and World Pancreatic Cancer Day, Immunovia has been joining all the efforts to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer around the globe. Also this year Immunovia honors World Pancreatic Cancer Day and sponsors different activities in collaboration with regional patient associations in Sweden, USA, UK, Spain and Germany.

Looking back at WPCD 2016-2019

We have brought together the voices of patient associations, patients and Key Opinion Leaders into a movie covering the three latest contributions of Immunovia’s pancreatic cancer awareness initiatives.

Immunovia WPCD 2019


Stockholm: An educational symposium at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm organized by PALEMA, the Swedish patient association, highlights the progress made in detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Immunovia will be presenting the latest updates on IMMray™ PanCan-d in the session “New possibilities to detect cancer earlier”.

Immunovia will be streaming the program live. If you would like to watch this event, please visit this website and tune in on November 21 at 3:00 PM (CET). The presentations will be in Swedish only.

Live streaming from Stockholm at 3:00 PM (CET) on November 21

Agenda to the symposium in Stockholm

Link to the event at Palema’s website

Lund: In collaboration with Medicon Village to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer among all the members and companies at our site in Lund, the restaurant and the entrance to the new building “The Spark” will be lit in purple on World Pancreatic Cancer Day.


Light it Purple

This year, Immunovia joined the “Light it Purple” initiative, where landmarks throughout the world are lit purple to honor World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

To date, over 119 landmarks in 45 states and 4 provinces throughout the United States and Canada have agreed to participate. See all locations in the next tab. 

All locations

World Pancreatic Cancer Day November 21, 2019
”Light It Purple” Landmarks 

Retirement Systems of Alabama, Mobile & Montgomery

JL Tower, Anchorage

City Hall, Tempe

Union Plaza Building, Little Rock
River Lights in the Rock (Main St, Clinton & Junction Bridges), Little Rock

LAX Pylons, Los Angeles

Mohegan Sun, Uncasville

Cullen Bridge, Sussex County

Skywheel Panama Beach
Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Tampa

Atlanta SkyView, Atlanta

Aloha Tower, Honolulu

Jacks Urban Meeting Center, Boise

875 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago
Water Tower Place, Chicago
Chicago Skyline (Illuminate Chicago Initiative)
Willis Tower Antenna, Chicago
Moser Tower, Naperville (November 20th)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge, Fort Wayne (November 20th)

Financial Center / 666 Walnut St, Des Moines

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan

Helix Garage, Lexington

Monroe Civic Center, Monroe

Portland City Hall, Portland
Bangor City Hall, Bangor
Lewiston City Hall, Lewiston
Steel Stacks, Bethlehem

Baltimore City Hall Dome, Baltimore

Burns Bridge, Worcester
One International Place, Boston
Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston
Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston
South Station, Boston
Zakim Bridge, Boston
Medford City Hall, Medford
City Hall Clock Tower, Gloucester
ONE Marina, Boston (Fan Pier)
100 Northern, Boston (Fan Pier)
Crosspoint Towers, Lowell
City Hall, Pittsfield

McKay Tower, Grand Rapids

I-35W Anthony Falls Bridge, Minneapolis
Sperry Tower, Eagan
France Ave, Edina

Power & Light Building, Kansas City

The Tenth Street Bridge, Great Falls

Woodmen Life Tower, Omaha

Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas
MEET Las Vegas, Las Vegas

New Hampshire
Memorial Bridge, Portsmouth

New Jersey
Lower Trenton Bridge, Trenton

New York
The Peace Bridge, Buffalo
Iskalo Development’s Electric Tower, Buffalo
Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo
Glenn G. Bartle Library Tower, Binghamton University
City Hall Clock Tower, Yonkers
Mid-Hudson Bridge, Poughkeepsie
Rochester Skyline (Lights on Roc), Rochester
The Helmsley Building / 230 Park Ave, Manhattan
Pier 17, Seaport District

North Carolina
Wells Fargo’s Duke Energy Center, Charlotte (November 15th)

Stewart Street Bridge, Dayton
Ariel-Foundation Park, Mount Vernon
Terminal Tower, Cleveland

Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, Oklahoma City
Skydance Bridge, Oklahoma City

Union Street Railroad Pedestrian Bridge, Salem, (November 20th and 21st)
Woodburn Bridge, Woodburn

One and Two Liberty Place, Philadelphia
Cira Centre, Philadelphia
FMC Tower, Philadelphia
Gulf Tower, Pittsburgh
Koppers Building, Pittsburgh
Stone Bridge, Johnstown

Rhode Island
Pawtucket River Bridge, Pawtucket
Sakonnet River Bridge, Portsmouth & Tiverton

South Dakota
Arc of Dreams, Sioux Falls

Liberty Tower, Chattanooga
Tennessee State Capitol Cupola, Nashville

Bank of America Plaza, Dallas
KPMG Plaza at Hall Arts, Dallas
Houston City Hall, Houston
Montrose Bridges, Houston
Alamo Quarry Market Smokestacks, San Antonio

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington

Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach
Virginia Aquarium, Virginia Beach
The Wells Theatre, Norfolk
Wells Fargo Center, Norfolk

Columbia Center, Seattle
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

West Virginia
Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center, Charleston

The River Lights at Phoenix Park, Eau Claire

Calgary Tower, Calgary
Reconciliation Bridge, Calgary
Community Lights, Camrose
CN Tower, Toronto
Toronto Sign at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
Kingston, Ontario
City Hall of London, London
Carleton Place Town Hall, Carleton Place
High Level Bridge, Edmonton
BC Place Stadium, British Columbia (November 5th)
The Big Fiddle, Sydney
Halifax City Hall, Halifax


The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland takes place in Liverpool, UK on November 21-22, 2019. Immunovia will be presenting “Recent data on identifying PDAC using the IMMray™ Platform” in the Early Detection and Diagnosis section and present a poster in the poster session.

Link to website and program.


Immunovia participated in the 5km run for pancreatic cancer organized by ACANPAN, the Spanish patient association with pancreatic cancer, on November the 10th 2019 (Carrera de las ciudades contra el cáncer de páncreas – So far, in the various editions, 25,655 people have participated in 6 different cities, running for 146,214 km and raising 355,000 EUR for research in pancreatic cancer. 

In collaboration with World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition Immunovia has created a dedicated website in Spanish to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer. 


During the 6. Welt-Pankreaskrebstag (World Pancreatic Cancer Day) in Ludwigsburg, Germany, organized by TEB e.V. Selbsthilfe (one of the German patient associations), Immunovia will participate in the podium discussion “New ways, Chances, Hope” and raise the importance of early detection in pancreatic cancer, together with other representatives from research, pharma industry, physicians, health insurance, politics, patient organization and involved people.   

Link to website and program.

Please join us at Immunovia in the effort to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer around the globe on World Pancreatic Cancer Day, November 21 2019, and wear purple.

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