The mission of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition (WPCC) is to drive transformational change for all those affected by pancreatic cancer. KFRF was one of the founding members of the steering committee and continues to be closely involved with the development of the coalition and initiatives.
The launch and inaugural WPCC meeting was held in May 2016. Meetings have been held annually since then. Current WPCC membership includes 74 Coalition members from 31 countries and six continents. The World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition member directory lists addresses and contact information for the organizations that make up the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition.
The 2018 meeting, held in May, was attended by 90 people from 40 member organizations, representing 22 countries. This was the largest-ever gathering of global pancreatic cancer advocacy organizations. The focus was on meeting different needs of advocacy groups, with educational sessions about the latest science, using social media, interacting with traditional media, corporate fundraising, and strategic planning. By using these different tools, members can help heighten awareness of pancreatic cancer beyond the one-day event of World Pancreatic Cancer Day (which will be on November 15 in 2018).