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. Current WPCC membership includes 100 Coalition members from 40 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.
Meetings have been held annually since the launch of the WPCC. Meetings were in person through 2019, and virtual in 2021 and 2022 due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic. Each meeting features scientific discussions that update the group on key topics including early detection, treatment strategies, clinical trials, genetic testing, and familial pancreatic cancer. Other educational sessions focus on supporting patients, understanding clinical trials, developing media skills, and sharing best practices. These sessions help WPCC members increase awareness and drive transformational change throughout the year and on World Pancreatic Cancer Day. Participants agree that the session previewing the assets for World Pancreatic Cancer Day was very helpful in preparing for the campaign. All recorded sessions remain available for viewing on YouTube.
KFRF offers a big thank you to the sponsors who help support the WPCC and make it possible to provide an effective and unified voice advocating for patients and their families.