New medical trial could offer hope for Illawarra patients with pancreatic cancer

Kate McIlwain
Updated November 12 2023 - 3:20pm, first published November 9 2023 - 4:18pm
Professor Lorraine Chantrill, who is calling for people to donate money to get a new trial to give hope to people with pancreatic cancer. Picture by Sylvia Liber
Professor Lorraine Chantrill, who is calling for people to donate money to get a new trial to give hope to people with pancreatic cancer. Picture by Sylvia Liber

About 120 Illawarra and Shoalhaven residents get pancreatic cancer every year - and sadly for the vast majority of these patients, their diagnosis is fatal.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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