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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.

August 2018

Ella, 14, braves the shave for Grandad Jon

6 August 2018
In July, Essex teenager, Ella Ponponne, had all her hair cut off - in front of her school friends - raising over £2,000 for PCRF. …more information

New group calls time on pancreatic cancer in Northern Ireland

2 August 2018
A new community group has launched to promote better outcomes for pancreatic cancer sufferers in Northern Ireland. …more information

July 2018

Cannabinoid extends survival of mice with pancreatic cancer

30 July 2018
Research supported by Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund reports that mice with pancreatic cancer survived almost twice as long if they were given a constituent of medicinal cannabis alongside chemothera …more information

Tissue Bank patient and public engagement event

4 July 2018
Patients who have donated their pancreatic tumour tissue to the PCRF Tissue Bank following surgery and their families were among a group of supporters who took part in a patient and public engagement …more information

June 2018

Nick keeps his promise to his mum

14 June 2018
Nick Owen from Clitheroe raised over £4k for PCRF, completing a gruelling Ironman triathlon event in June as a tribute to his mum, Kathleen, who died in November 2017. In doing so, he not only smashe …more information

May 2018

She did it! Margaret completes her epic Hardy Way challenge

10 May 2018
Eighty-one year old Margaret Marande (pictured) finished her 220 mile walk, dubbed Hardyway4Harry, on 08 May. At 3.30pm she arrived at Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre, completing her epic fundrais …more information

Intrepid Margaret (81) reaches halfway on her 220 mile trek

1 May 2018
81 year-old Margaret Marande is now half way on her marathon 220-mile trek of the Hardy Way, having left Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre on 18 April, under the watchful eye of Hardy Society Chairm …more information

April 2018

Margaret (81) takes on the 220-mile Hardy Way trail she founded 20 years ago

12 April 2018
Margaret Marande, 81, from Fontmell Magna in Dorset, will be walking the 220-mile ‘Hardy Way’ in Dorset – the long distance path she founded 20 years ago – to raise funds for PCRF. …more information

PCRF breaks £10 million funding milestone

5 April 2018
Seven cutting edge research projects have been awarded grants totalling £1.1 million by Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF).
The grants bring the charity’s total research support to £10 …more information

March 2018

Selfless Imogen's haircut generates double charity donation

25 March 2018
A kind-hearted young teenager from Douglas in the Isle of Man has chopped off her waist-length hair to raise money for PCRF, after spending the whole of her summer holiday helping her mum care for her …more information

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