Staff go pur­ple for can­cer char­i­ties

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A PHAR­MA­CEU­TI­CAL company marked World Pan­cre­atic Can­cer Day (WPCD) by il­lu­mi­nat­ing its of­fices in pur­ple – the day’s of­fi­cial colour.

Around 50 mem­bers of staff at the Cel­gene of­fices in Stock­ley Park, Uxbridge, also wore WPCD T-shirts to mark the oc­ca­sion on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 13.

The company joined forces with char­i­ties from across the globe to raise aware­ness about pan­cre­atic can­cer.

Dr Adrian Kil­coyne, med­i­cal di­rec­tor at Cel­gene UK & Ire­land, said: “Cel­gene is com­mit­ted to ad­dress­ing the needs of pan­cre­atic can­cer pa­tients who are suf­fer­ing from such a dev­as­tat­ing dis­ease.

“There­fore, we are proud to be part­ner­ing with pa­tient or­gan­i­sa­tions such as Pan­cre­atic Can­cer UK and Pan­cre­atic Can­cer Ac­tion to raise much­needed aware­ness about pan­cre­atic can­cer.”

In the UK, almost 8,800 peo­ple are di­ag­nosed with the con­di­tion ev­ery year.

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