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PCRF news

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.

February 2020

Liquid biopsies and their promise for pancreatic cancer

24 February 2020
We’re keen to support early career researchers who have chosen to focus on pancreatic cancer, such as PhD student Lavanya Sivapalan from Queen Mary University of London, who carries out innovative r …more information

Foot-and-mouth-disease virus could help target pancreatic cancer

12 February 2020
A PCRF-funded project is using the foot-and-mouth-disease virus to help tackle pancreatic cancer. …more information

1980s-themed tribute for Gareth’s 40th birthday

11 February 2020
Since losing her husband Gareth, aged just 39, to pancreatic cancer in June 2019, Nichole Jones, from Telford, has been taking every opportunity to raise awareness of the disease, as well as fundraisi …more information

Paddling for PCRF – across the English Channel

11 February 2020
How would you fancy crossing 24 miles of the world’s busiest shipping lane standing up on a paddleboard? That’s exactly what a team led by supporter Tom Hazelden did last October, in memory of To …more information

Flying high for Gareth

8 February 2020
Since losing her husband Gareth, aged just 39, to pancreatic cancer in June 2019, Nichole Jones has been taking every opportunity to raise awareness of the disease, as well as fundraising for PCRF in …more information

Congratulations DR Abigail Coetzee!

3 February 2020
Huge congratulations to Abigail Coetzee - now DR Abigail Coetzee - who has been awarded her PhD. …more information

January 2020

Heather takes on 50 at 50 in 2020

27 January 2020
To mark her 50th birthday, fitness trainer Heather Lawson from Blackheath in London has embarked on an extraordinary year of 50 physical and fitness fundraising challenges in tribute to her father and …more information

Pulling the plug on calcium pumps - potential new treatment strategy for pancreatic cancer

16 January 2020
A PCRF-funded project has identified a new way to kill pancreatic cancer cells by ‘pulling the plug’ on the energy generator that fuels calcium pumps on their cell surface. …more information

December 2019

PCRF Supporters Conference 2019

17 December 2019
Some 150 people attended the 2019 PCRF Supporters Conference at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London on 29 November. …more information

October 2019

Electrochemotherapy shows promise as potential treatment for pancreatic cancer

31 October 2019
Treatment of pancreatic cancer might be enhanced by zapping tumours with electricity alongside drug treatments, according to a PCRF-funded project at University College Cork. …more information

September 2019

Urine test to detect early-stage pancreatic cancer starts clinical study

25 September 2019
The PCRF-funded urine test that can detect early stage pancreatic cancer has reached the final stage of validation before being developed for use with patients. …more information

Simon smashes National 3 Peaks Challenge!

16 September 2019
Congratulations to Simon Pollard from Humberston, near Cleethorpes, who smashed the National 3 Peaks 24hr Challenge, finishing with an incredible time of 21 hours 56 minutes and 9 seconds! …more information

“It’ll be reyt!”: Simon takes inspiration from his dad for his National 3 Peaks 24hr challenge

10 September 2019
Simon Pollard, 44, from Cleethorpes, is taking on the National Three Peaks Challenge this week, which will see him running and climbing up the highest mountains of Scotland, England and Wales in a sin …more information

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