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We hope you'll be inspired by the dedication of our fundraisers and the expertise of our researchers who are all working together to tackle pancreatic cancer. This section covers news about PCRF-funded research as well as research into pancreatic cancer being carried out all over the world.

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Importance of PCRF’s ‘BRCAness’ research underlined by drug success

The recent news that the drug olaparib delayed the progress of advanced pancreatic cancer in patients who have faults in the BRCA1 and 2 genes underlines the relevance and importance of a PCRF-funded research project being carried out by Dr Mairéad McNamara from the University of Manchester and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

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Tissue Bank patient and public engagement event

Patients who have donated their pancreatic tumour tissue to the PCRF Tissue Bank following surgery and their families were among a group of supporters who took part in a patient and public engagement event at Barts Cancer Institute on 02 July.