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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.

July 2020

Artificial intelligence shows potential in identifying those at risk of pancreatic cancer

15 July 2020
A study funded by PCRF has shown that by analysing electronic health records with sophisticated computer modelling techniques, it is possible to identify people at risk of developing pancreatic cancer …more information

June 2020

Elvis gets Prestbury all shook up

22 June 2020
The small village of Prestbury in Cheshire was treated to a surprise visit from Elvis earlier this month, as part of a brilliant fundraiser that raised £3,500 for PCRF. …more information

Heather climbs Everest 37 times - on her staircase!

18 June 2020
Gutsy fitness trainer Heather Lawson is finally able to put her feet up after a fundraising challenge turned out to be vastly more exercise than she’d bargained for. …more information

May 2020

TJ goes the extra mile (…and miles) for PCRF

22 May 2020
Nine-year old TJ Portt from Plymouth is undertaking a huge challenge in memory of his Nanny Heather – he’s pledged to run 100 miles in 100 days and has already smashed his original fundraising t …more information

Lottie and her Grandpa are reunited for virtual fundraising walk

7 May 2020
Ray Hall (75) and his granddaughter Lottie Cooper completed a 2-mile fundraising walk together – albeit 300 miles apart – to raise over £5,000 to date for PCRF. …more information

April 2020

Lottie’s fundraising walk with Grandpa - 300 miles away

29 April 2020
They may be 300 miles apart, but that won’t stop Lottie Cooper (12) from joining forces – albeit remotely - with her Grandpa Ray, to complete a fundraising walk together. …more information

Camino de Santiago – lockdown style

3 April 2020
A fitness trainer from Blackheath is walking the Camino de Santiago by completing the entire equivalent route up and down her own stairs – over 100,000 times! …more information

March 2020

Freezing, falling and friendships on Heather’s sub-zero ski marathon

26 March 2020
Fitness trainer Heather Lawson has completed her hardest challenge yet, an exhausting but unforgettable cross-country ski marathon in the Arctic Circle, while also breaking the £1k fundraising bar fo …more information

Kirsty packs a punch for PCRF

9 March 2020
During the day, Kirsty Ford, from Wiltshire, uses her creative talents as a visual merchandiser, dressing shop windows to make them beautiful. But there’s another more tomboy side to Kirsty that ove …more information

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

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