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.
The small village of Prestbury in Cheshire was treated to a surprise visit from Elvis in June, as part of a brilliant fundraiser that raised £3,500 for PCRF.
Gutsy fitness trainer Heather Lawson is finally able to put her feet up after a fundraising challenge turned out to be vastly more exercise than she’d bargained for.
Nine-year old TJ Portt from Plymouth is undertaking a huge challenge in memory of his Nanny Heather – he’s pledged to run 100 miles in 100 days and has already smashed his original fundraising target of £200.
Ray Hall (75) and his granddaughter Lottie Cooper completed a 2-mile fundraising walk together – albeit 300 miles apart – to raise over £4750 to date for the medical research charity Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.
They may be 300 miles apart, but that won’t stop Lottie Cooper (12) from joining forces – albeit remotely - with her Grandpa Ray, to complete a fundraising walk together.