Our mission is to defeat pancreatic cancer by funding and promoting innovative, world-class research into the disease – research that will lead to the development of more effective detection, diagnosis and treatment.
We directly fund research by offering grants to researchers in universities, research institutes and hospitals in the UK and Ireland. We also encourage the major research funding organisations and the research community to give pancreatic cancer greater attention.
So far, we have funded over £13 million of research to defeat pancreatic cancer, with over £2 million committed to the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Tissue Bank.
Funding pancreatic cancer research
We support cutting-edge projects in universities, hospitals and research institutions in the UK and Republic of Ireland. To ensure that we fund only the very best research, every grant application is assessed by experts in the field – a process called peer review.
Peer review is at the heart of excellent medical research. As members of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), we are required to submit to a rigorous audit of our peer review processes to ensure they are operating according to AMRC’s principles of accountability, balance, independence, rotation and impartiality. We were delighted that Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund met all the principles of the most recent audit for 2015 and were awarded a certificate of best practice. Our supporters can be assured that every pound spent on research is peer reviewed to world-class standards.