Pocket rocket 10-year-old Jessica Briggs from Paignton in Devon swam the equivalent of the English Channel in memory of her grandad, clocking up a whopping 1352 lengths of her local swimming pool and raising £700 for PCRF.
PhD student Peter Wan Kok Ting from the University of Oxford is working with Professor Len Seymour on a new research project funded in our most recent grants awards. PCRF offered Peter the chance to attend one of the biggest pancreatic cancer conferences, held online in 2021 by the American Association for Cancer Research. Here’s Peter’s report.
A study funded by PCRF and Worldwide Cancer Research has provided new insight into how non-cancerous cells called fibroblasts help pancreatic cancer tumours develop - knowledge which the researchers hope could lead to the development of new drugs to tackle the disease.
PCRF is keen to support PhD students and early career researchers who’ve chosen to study pancreatic cancer and who are involved in research projects that we’ve funded. This includes enabling them to access events that they may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend so that they can meet, network with, learn from - and be inspired by - more established researchers in the field.
Keen baker Lucille Carter from Thorpe Willoughby in North Yorkshire has raised thousands of pounds for PCRF over the years by supporting the charity’s Bake & Share campaign each November during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
After losing her husband David to pancreatic cancer in January 2020, Marilyn Collins from Halesowen, West Midlands, and her sister Glenis Allen raised £2000 for PCRF by hand-crafting beautiful Christmas angels, repurposed from old books and magazines.
We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been able to fund another £1.4 million of research projects after last year’s difficult decision to halt grants during the pandemic.
Barry Sullivan from Plymouth, who presents a weekly radio show on PTown Radio, is delivering a 24-hour programme from 10am on Thursday 28 to 10am on Friday 29 October both to fundraise for research and raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.
After her much-loved friend Blanche Phythyon from Pennsylvania USA was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in late 2019, Gill Bromley made a New Year’s resolution to fundraise in her name for a year.
Veterinary surgeon Alison Hamel from Aberdeen devised a new take on running a fundraising marathon – she ran 1.1 mile every hour for 24 hours in an exhausting challenge for her friend, raising just under £6,000 for PCRF!