Mike Thomson

Mike's Sahara Desert Trek page

Fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund
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In memory of Lucy Thomson
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

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We research early diagnosis and treatments to beat pancreatic cancer.


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My Mum was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July 2020. Such is the inherent difficulty in correctly diagnosing the disease early, her cancer was already too advanced for effective treatment options. After a brave battle she passed away on 24th December 2020.

Over the last 50 years the five year survival rate following diagnosis for pancreatic cancer has barely improved. Despite it being the eighth most common cancer in women and the tenth most common cancer in men, it has the lowest survival rate of all common cancers - only around 5% of those diagnosed survive for five years or more.

It is not an understatement to say pancreatic cancer is a cancer emergency and it is for this reason I have chosen to trek the Sahara in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund. Their mission is to defeat pancreatic cancer by funding and promoting innovative, world-class research into the disease - research that will lead to the development of more effective detection, diagnosis and treatment.

Please give generously and support the important work undertaken by this charity. Every penny raised goes directly to the charity.

About the charity

Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

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Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund is the only national charity dedicated solely to beating pancreatic cancer through research. Survival rates are low, so new research is vital. In the past, this cancer received little attention. With your help, we can change this so more people beat pancreatic cancer.

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