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See below for news about the charity and the latest on PCRF-funded research.


Information and contacts for journalists can be found on our media page.

April 2014

Lots of lots at the record-breaking charity auction

17 April 2014
After lasting a mammoth 26 hours, celebrity BBC auctioneer James Lewis brought down his gavel for the final time to set the World Record for the longest solo auction in Derby’s Westfield Shopping Ce …more information

March 2014

Charity Research Support Fund announcement

28 March 2014
The government scheme Charity Research Support Fund (CRSF) will be maintained at £198 million for the period 2014-15. …more information

PCRF-funded research slows pancreatic cancer growth by blocking key enzyme

10 March 2014
A research team from Imperial College London has shown that blocking the function of an enzyme known as Hhat slows the growth and spread of pancreatic cancer, by preventing a protein called Hedgehog f …more information

Stacey goes stateside

6 March 2014

February 2014

PCRF Supporters conference generates research collaboration

28 February 2014
We’re proud to hold the Supporters Conference every two years as it allows our supporters to meet the PCRF-funded researchers and hear about progress on the research projects that wouldn’t happen …more information

PCRF-funded study reveals unexpected cell hijack method in pancreatic cancer

11 February 2014
Pancreatic stellate cells, which normally aid tissue repair, unwittingly help pancreatic cancer grow and spread in a method of ‘cell hijack’ only seen before in brain and breast cancer, according …more information

Health Minister backs pancreatic cancer charity Stormont launch

Health Minister backs pancreatic cancer charity Stormont launch

10 February 2014
February 10 2014 is a momentous date for Susan Cooke, a nurse from Dollingstown, Co Down. Not only is it the first anniversary of her husband’s death from pancreatic cancer, but it’s also the day …more information

January 2014

Win tickets for the BRIT Awards

8 January 2014
We are running a silent auction for a pair of tickets for the BRIT Awards on 19th February. …more information

December 2013

Coronation Street actress visits PCRF-funded researchers in Manchester

12 December 2013
Actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, who plays pancreatic cancer patient Hayley Cropper in ITV's Coronation Street, has visited the University of Manchester to look at work being done by scientists to fight th …more information

Courageous Christopher climbs Ben Nevis with collapsed discs

6 December 2013
Christopher Williams from Llanelli showed great determination to complete a fundraising climb of Ben Nevis whilst in severe pain. Unknown to him at the time, he was suffering from two collapsed discs …more information

November 2013

Be part of the Guinness World Record auction event on 28-29 November!

Be part of the Guinness World Record auction event on 28-29 November!

18 November 2013
With only 10 days to go before BBC celebrity antiques expert James Lewis makes his bid for solo auction World Record fame, the catalogue containing the lots up for grabs has been published for viewing …more information

Dorset golf club does hole lot of good for PCRF

Dorset golf club does hole lot of good for PCRF

17 November 2013
Thanks to the magnificent fundraising efforts of the Ferndown Golf Club in Dorset, the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund was presented with a cheque for £9,500 on Saturday 09 November by the Club’s C …more information

PCRF patron supports Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month with style!

PCRF patron supports Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month with style!

4 November 2013
Our patron, Jo Hansford MBE, has partnered with luxury leather goods brand Aspinal of London to create a stunning and exclusive gift offer, launched in Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, from which a …more information

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