Pancare Foundation

A/Professor is proud to have founded Pancare Foundation in 2011 to help fight pancreatic, liver, biliary and foregut cancers.

The Pancare Foundation works across three main areas:

Patient Support:

Providing holistic & individualised support to those affected by pancreatic, liver, biliary, oesophageal and stomach cancers; from the point of diagnosis through to recovery and bereavement.

Innovative, World-Leading Research:

Pancare supports expert research in pancreatic, liver, biliary, oesophageal and stomach cancers to increase survival and wellbeing.

Advocacy & Collaboration:

Working with government as well as key community organisations to advocate action and put a lasting spotlight on pancreatic, liver, biliary, oesophageal and stomach cancers.

The Pancare Foundation is a member of the Australian Pancreatic Cancer Alliance – a collaborative voice raising awareness of pancreatic cancer in Australia with a long-term view of increasing donor funds to support research. Members of the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance currently include (in alphabetical order): Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation; Cancer Australia; Garvan Institute of Medical Research; GI Cancer Institute; Karen Livingstone; Patron – Tracey Spicer, and #PurpleOurWorld.

To learn more about Pancare Foundation please visit:

The Campaign for the University of Melbourne

Pancreatic Cancer Research Group

Donations made to this program 100% support the research led by A/Prof Nikfarjam and fund researcher salaries and support experimental costs, attracting the most talented research students globally. Financial support is essential in the fight against pancreatic cancer to allow world class research that can eventually improve patient outcomes.

  • Australasian Pancreatic Club
  • Pancare Foundation
  • SSAT
  • APA
  • ASGE
  • GESA
  • AAS
  • RACS