The Ralph Bates Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

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Summer 2017 Newsletter


You may remember that in our December 2016 Newsletter, we noted that one of our founder Trustees, Pat Baly had passed away. On a much brighter note, his son, Nigel has joined us as

Newsletter December 2016


Another year nearly over! It doesn’t seem that it’s 17 years since the millennium when we had all that doom and gloom about what the year 2000 would do to us, does it?

Pancreatic Cancer- Stuck in Time

Pancreatic cancer is set to become the 3rd biggest cancer killer in Europe next year despite being the 7th most common cancer for women and the 10th most common cancer for men. The number

Hope for pancreatic cancer sufferers.


Some fantastic news! A new drug that “wakes up” the immune system to attack cancer has extended the lives of people with metastatic pancreatic cancer and has no side-effects, raising hopes for a new and

Actress Louise Plowright dies from pancreatic cancer

What a pity we have lost Louise to such a dreadful illness and at only 59 years old. She made a name for herself in stage musicals, co-starring in the hit West End show

Newsletter December 2015


Here we are with our Newsletter once again. There’s been plenty happening so first, let’s tell you about our research work and how your money is being spent. First, protein control. Much has been happening

Newsletter Summer 2015


Here we are with more than half of the year gone so far! Where does the time go? We’ve had Wimbledon, the cricket is well under way, the football season starts soon and

Pancreatic Cancer support at the Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon

Here’s Michelle Roberts at the end of the Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon which took place in the middle of March. Michelle reckons she looks rough but after 13 miles, we’d say she

Windsurfing around Britain in support of pancreatic cancer research!

Jonathan Dunnett will windsurf around Britain to support pancreatic cancer research! Jonathan (Jono) Dunnett will be windsurfing around Britain between 13 June and 30 September 2015 in aid of our Fund. He’s 41 years

A significant breakthrough!

It’s always pleasing to hear good news about cancer- particularly pancreatic cancer, a most cruel illness. Our Fund was set up some 23 years ago and we’ve often given updates on the progress