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PCRF news

See below for news about the charity and the latest on PCRF-funded research.


Information and contacts for journalists can be found on our media page.

August 2020

PCRF partners ‘smartest radiotherapy’ treatment study

27 August 2020
PCRF has accepted an invitation to be a partner in a research programme that will treat 50 NHS patients with localised pancreatic cancer with the very latest radiotherapy technology available. …more information

July 2020

Artificial intelligence shows potential in identifying those at risk of pancreatic cancer

15 July 2020
A 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 …more information

June 2020

Elvis gets Prestbury all shook up

22 June 2020
The small village of Prestbury in Cheshire was treated to a surprise visit from Elvis earlier this month, as part of a brilliant fundraiser that raised £3,500 for PCRF. …more information

Heather climbs Everest 37 times - on her staircase!

18 June 2020
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. …more information

May 2020

TJ goes the extra mile (…and miles) for PCRF

22 May 2020
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 t …more information

Lottie and her Grandpa are reunited for virtual fundraising walk

7 May 2020
Ray Hall (75) and his granddaughter Lottie Cooper completed a 2-mile fundraising walk together – albeit 300 miles apart – to raise over £5,000 to date for PCRF. …more information

April 2020

Lottie’s fundraising walk with Grandpa - 300 miles away

29 April 2020
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. …more information

Camino de Santiago – lockdown style

3 April 2020
A fitness trainer from Blackheath is walking the Camino de Santiago by completing the entire equivalent route up and down her own stairs – over 100,000 times! …more information

March 2020

Freezing, falling and friendships on Heather’s sub-zero ski marathon

26 March 2020
Fitness trainer Heather Lawson has completed her hardest challenge yet, an exhausting but unforgettable cross-country ski marathon in the Arctic Circle, while also breaking the £1k fundraising bar fo …more information

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