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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 2015

‘Bosom buddies’ stand head to head in charity fundraiser

24 August 2015
Long-term friends Kate Marlar and Tracey Brader hit back against their cancer diagnosis by shaving their heads in a joint fundraiser for causes dear to them – raising over £20k so far. …more information

PCRF research paves the way for early diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer

2 August 2015
A combination of three proteins found at high levels in urine can accurately detect early-stage pancreatic cancer, according to researcher funded by the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund. The discovery …more information

June 2015

PCRF-funded research designs compound that shrinks tumours and prevents regrowth

25 June 2015
Scientists from UCL (University College London), funded by Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, have designed a chemical compound that has reduced the growth of pancreatic cancer tumours by 80 per cent i …more information

Corringham Classic and Vintage Car show for PCRF

Corringham Classic and Vintage Car show for PCRF

24 June 2015
Kelly Bye is helping her dad to organise a huge classic and vintage car and motorbike show in Corringham, Essex, on July 04, with proceeds to Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, in memory of Kelly’s cl …more information

Team GP honours Gary in the Great Midlands Fun Run

Team GP honours Gary in the Great Midlands Fun Run

19 June 2015
The 81-strong “Team GP” – which included four generations of the Price family and a dog called Sooty – is on target to raise up to £10,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund by completin …more information

Dobbies staff swap flower power for pedal power

16 June 2015
To celebrate its 150th anniversary, the national garden centre chain, Dobbies, undertook a mammoth fundraiser during which teams of staff from all 35 branches ‘tag-cycled’ from branch to branch ar …more information

A trip down memory lane with the Howards Way Walk

11 June 2015
Blog post by PCRF CEO, Maggie Blanks. …more information

May 2015

PCRF project echoes virotherapy research success

28 May 2015
A recent report of a clinical trial which used a modified cold sore virus to treat skin cancer is welcome news, but did you know that your support is helping us fund world class research in this area …more information

‘End to End’ pair on course to raise £25,000 for PCRF

15 May 2015
As Cornish residents, Ernest Craske and Paul Hirst have seen plenty of fundraisers taking on the ‘End to End’ challenge, from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Now, the pair are setting out to find …more information

Cycling duo take on French challenge for research into pancreatic cancer

5 May 2015
Seventy-five-year-old cyclist, Iain Ross, from Dornoch, is embarking on a marathon cycle ride through France with his son Malcolm, to raise money for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund. …more information

April 2015

Staff of much loved Warwick boss beat the Wolf Run for research into pancreatic cancer

17 April 2015
Almost the entire workforce of the Warwick-based automotive consultancy, Vocis, took part in the notorious Wolf Run on 11 April to raise over £10k for research into the cancer their boss, Mike Everit …more information

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