Bands get behind pancreatic awareness week

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Next week is the UK’s first Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Week. The cancer type attracts only a pitiful 1 per cent of all funding despite having the worst survival rate.

A late sufferer of Pancreatic cancer Jason Boas established The No Surrender Charitable Trust last year. The Trust is putting on a fundraising event called The Art of Music ‘09 , a music and art led charity exhibition that includes art from bands such as Maximo Park, Placebo and singer Jamie Cullum.

At the laujnch event on Wednesday the 18th of November at Proud Galleries in London's Camden Town big name guest DJs include The Hoosiers, Jeff Leach and Freestylers

Each year nearly 7700 people in the UK are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, 97 per cent of whom die within five years of diagnosis.