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


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January 2020

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

August 2019

Nicola publishes poetry collection to honour her mum

21 August 2019
A series of personal milestones, alongside encouragement from family and friends, have prompted Nicola Lytle from Brighton to finally publish a book of her poetry, to raise funds for research. …more information

July 2019

‘Promising’ antibody therapy extends survival in mice with pancreatic cancer

31 July 2019
PCRF-funded scientists have found a way to target and knock out a single protein that they have discovered is widely involved in pancreatic cancer cell growth, survival and invasion. …more information

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