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.
Results of a study funded by PCRF have shown how ‘machine learning’, a branch of artificial intelligence, has the potential to identify which people are more likely to develop pancreatic cancer up to two years before they are diagnosed.
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.