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


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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

June 2019

'Chilvers Challenge' crew set sail for Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

11 June 2019
A group of keen sailors took part in the UK’s largest sailing race in tribute to their friend and fellow crew member who died of pancreatic cancer. …more information

Hettich UK takes on Twin Peaks challenge in memory of colleague

Hettich UK takes on Twin Peaks challenge in memory of colleague

11 June 2019
An 11-strong team from Salford-based company Hettich UK took on the challenge of climbing England and Wales’ highest peaks within a day to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund. …more information

Importance of PCRF’s ‘BRCAness’ research underlined by drug success

5 June 2019
The relevance and importance of a PCRF-funded research project being carried out by Dr Mairéad McNamara from the University of Manchester and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has been underlined by …more information

May 2019

£1.2M grants fund new research projects to tackle pancreatic cancer

28 May 2019
Seven new innovative research projects tackling pancreatic cancer will start this year, thanks to £1.2M funding from Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF). …more information

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