Our greatest hope lies in research
Hope is on the horizon.
Researchers funded by Cancer Council NSW are getting closer to making cancer preventable and treatable, rather than something that takes lives. There is real potential to significantly improve treatment of even low-survival cancers such as pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is the deadliest of all major cancers. A major challenge is the way if often becomes resistant to treatment after a few months.
Dr Marina Pajic is determined to find out why. Dr Pajic and her team are using advanced genetic research "to understand the biology, the mechanisms behind treatment resistance so that we can find ways to overcome it."
Will you support promising research like Dr Marina Pajic’s?
An irreplaceable love...
Mel misses her dad, John, so much. He passed away last year, 13 months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
One month before he passed away, John was able to walk his eldest daughter, Yvette, down the aisle on her wedding day.
“The most heartbreaking thing,” says Mel, “was dressing Dad to go to Yvette’s wedding and just seeing what the cancer had done to him.”
Every day, she thinks about what life would be like if he was still here.
Mel is devastated to face the rest of her life without her dad. She desperately misses his funny stories, the handyman way he could fix cars, and going to footy matches with him.
Cancer takes years and untold precious moments from people’s lives. This Christmas will you please make a donation to cancer research?