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.
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!
Budding serial entrepreneur Joshua Taylor (13) has been fundraising for PCRF by selling his homemade sweet treats both to his local community and to tourists visiting the beautiful beach nearby, raising over £1000 to date!
In June, university medical students Monty Matson and Tahir Khan, both 24, turned a personal goal to run a marathon before graduating into a fundraiser for PCRF when Monty’s grandmother Pamela was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
When ten-year-old Edward Penny from Wiltshire lost his grandpa Alastair to pancreatic cancer in March this year, he decided to climb Snowdon to fundraise in his memory.