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Seven cutting edge research projects, including a project led by Professor Peter Friend from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, have been awarded grants totalling £1.1 million by the UK medical research charity, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF). The grants bring the charity’s total research support to £10 million.

Ps1 1m for seven research projects to improve pancreatic cancer survival

The new projects include a pilot clinical study to assess a treatment currently not available in the UK, a new way to personalise treatments that trigger patients’ immune systems to attack the cancer and an imaging technique to detect tumours earlier and assess the effectiveness of treatment faster and more easily.  

The grants take the charity’s research portfolio to 52 projects worth over £8 million, plus a further £2 million committed to the world’s first national pancreas tissue bank, created in 2016 to further accelerate research progress. 

Find out more (Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences website)