Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund joins NCRI
We are delighted to announce that the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF) has joined us as an NCRI Partner, with effect from 1st October 2016.
NCRI Director Karen Kennedy said ‘NCRI is a UK-wide partnership of cancer research funders and we are delighted that Maggie Blanks and the team at PCRF are joining us, bringing the number of Partners to nineteen. It is through collaboration and coordination that NCRI’s activities help maximise the value and benefits of cancer research for patients and the public, and the breadth of expertise and perspectives that our Partners contribute is one of our key strengths.’
Pancreatic cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer death, but unlike many other cancers, survival rates have not improved in the last 40 years. The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund was set up in 2004 to raise new funds for research to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients. Its membership reflects the hard work and dedication of the charity’s many supporters that raise funds to enable the charity to support much needed research in this field.
Maggie Blanks is founder and CEO of PCRF and says: “Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund is the first NCRI Partner whose sole focus is pancreatic cancer research. We’re extremely pleased to be accepted as a Partner of NCRI and to have the opportunity to raise the profile of pancreatic cancer as part of NCRI’s drive to coordinate cancer research across the UK. We look forward to working together to maximise the impact of research on those affected by this disease.”