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Unmet needs for cancer patients

Physical and psychological support for patients with the deadliest common cancer are not being met according to the first ever UK survey into the experiences of people with pancreatic cancer.

The survey was conducted by Oxford Brookes University researchers in conjunction with The Picker Institute and commissioned by leading charity Pancreatic Cancer UK. The findings revealed that half of all respondents (49 per cent) had one or more unmet support needs considered either high or moderate in severity. The findings show a clear gap in the supportive care being offered to pancreatic cancer patients – a group which the charity believes has been neglected for decades.

More information on the survey is available here.