World Pancreatic Cancer Day

Each November, during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, people around the globe unite on World Pancreatic Cancer Day to highlight the need for greater awareness, funding, and research for pancreatic cancer. On World Pancreatic Cancer Day (WPCD) we are asking people to take action to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer, the symptoms and risks of this disease and the urgent need for earlier detection.


World Pancreatic Cancer Day took place on November 21, 2019.

Since the creation of World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition (WPCC) and World Pancreatic Cancer Day, Immunovia has been joining all the efforts to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer around the globe. Also this year Immunovia honors World Pancreatic Cancer Day and sponsors different activities in collaboration with regional patient associations in Sweden, USA, UK, Spain and Germany.

This year, Immunovia joined the “Light it Purple” initiative, where landmarks throughout the world are lit purple to honor World Pancreatic Cancer Day (WPCD). Hundreds of landmarks throughout world are participating to bring awareness to pancreatic cancer. See all locations and find more information about the events on our dedicated website:

Looking back at WPCD 2016-2019

We have brought together the voices of patient associations, patients and Key Opinion Leaders into a movie covering the three latest contributions of Immunovia’s pancreatic cancer awareness initiatives.

WPCD 2018

World Pancreatic Cancer Day took place on November 15, 2018. To honor this day, Immunovia sponsored two different events, one in Boston (MA) USA and one in Stockholm Sweden.


A unique educational symposium for primary care clinicians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The program highlights the important role that primary care clinicians can play in detecting pancreatic adenocarcinoma early in patients. Dr. James Farrell, Director of the Yale Center for Pancreatic Diseases at Yale New Haven Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, and A. James Moser, Co-Director of the Pancreas & Liver Institute at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, were the featured presenters.

Link to the presentations

Agenda to the symposium in Boston

Link to the press release

Live on Facebook: Immunovia sent the program via Facebook Live. If you would like to watch this program, go to Immunovia’s Facebook page.


An educational symposium at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm organized by PALEMA, the Swedish patient association highlights the progress made in detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Link to the presentations (in Swedish)

Agenda to the symposium in Stockholm

WPCD 2017

On November 16, 2017, people around the world united to Demand Better in the fight against the world’s toughest cancer.

The World Pancreatic Cancer Day Sweden 2017 brought together almost 300 people from 16 different countries. We would like to thank you for participating at the event.  We are also very grateful for the contributions from clinicians, survivors and patient organizations that made this event possible. Through this combined effort, we are bringing greater attention, awareness, and better outcomes to this deadly disease.

The videos from World Pancreatic Cancer Day Sweden 2017 are available at:

WPCD 2016

On November 17, 2016, Immunovia organized in collaboration with the Swedish Cancer Patient Support Organization PALEMA and the Pancreatic Network in Denmark, the World Pancreatic Cancer Day in Lund, Sweden. The event brought together clinicians, patient organizations and survivors to share their stories.

The purpose of the day was to support the fight against pancreatic cancer and to increase public awareness of the terrible disease and to support patients with pancreatic cancer and their families.

#wpcd2016Lund #InItTogether #immunovia

Please find presentations and more information from the 2016 event here:

Presentations WPCD Lund 2016


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