National charity Pancreatic Cancer Action and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have joined forces to develop the world’s first e-learning tool to help GPs diagnose pancreatic cancer earlier. Over 20 people die a day from pancreatic cancer, yet this disease receives less than 1% of cancer research funding. The five year survival rate is only 3%, among the worst in Europe, and this figure has not changed for over 40 years. Most patients have a life expectancy of a mere four to six months on diagnosis. In the absence of a long term cure, earlier diagnosis is currently the only way forward providing patients with the potential for curative surgery. The GP programme uses a case study format with video footage adding variety and reality and enables GPs to assess and improve their knowledge of pancreatic cancer.