Rugby players from Dundee’s Panmure RFC have taken a rather a novel approach to staying motivated and match fit during the Covid pandemic – they walked, ran and cycled to the centre of the Earth.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on pancreatic cancer has published a report highlighting the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on pancreatic cancer services across the country, including diagnosis, treatment and care of patients.
Four football enthusiasts at Horsepower Motor Centre in Tonbridge, Kent, are competing to correctly predict the outcome of the 20/21 Premier League games each week – and in doing so, win money for charities close to their hearts.
New research, building directly on a previous study funded by PCRF, has found a possible way to target one of the factors that makes pancreatic cancer so aggressive: pancreatic cancer stem cells.
Surrey-based supporter Claudia Talsma has already raised over £2,500 for PCRF thanks to her company Salcura Natural Skin Therapy generously donating a percentage of sales of its range of natural skincare products.
The UK’s national tissue bank for pancreatic diseases is open for applications from any UK-based researchers needing samples of blood, urine and saliva to aid their research.
Warwickshire craft brewery Purity Brewing Co has launched a new cask beer called JIMBO in tribute to co-founder Jim Minkin who died of pancreatic cancer in June this year – and 5p of every pint sold will be donated to PCRF.
Pancreatic cancer patient Stafford Wulff, 44, is running the virtual Virgin London Marathon for PCRF on 04 October along a beach near his home in Adelaide, Australia.
PCRF has accepted an invitation to be a partner in a research programme that will treat 75 patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer with the latest high-tech radiotherapy technology.
A pilot 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 up to 20 months before their diagnosis.