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$18 million awarded to TGen and University of Pennsylvania for pancreatic cancer research
Date:5/27/2009

ith more than 300 individuals participating:

  • "Cutting off the Fuel Supply: A New Approach to the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer" $18 million Leaders: Craig B. Thompson, M.D., Director, Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, and Daniel D. Von Hoff, M.D., Senior Investigator and Physician in Chief at the Translational Research Genomics Institute (TGen).

  • "An Integrated Approach to Targeting Molecular Breast Cancer Molecular Subtypes and Their "Resistance" Phenotypes" $16.5 million Leaders: Joe W. Gray, Ph.D., Life Sciences Division Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Dennis J. Slamon, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Clinical/Translational Research at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

  • "Targeting the PI3K Pathway in Women's Cancers" $15 million Leader: Lewis C. Cantley, Ph.D., Chief of the Division of Signal Transduction at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Co-Leaders: Charles L. Sawyers, M.D., Director of the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Gordon B. Mills, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Department of Systems Biology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

  • "Bioengineering and Clinical Applications of Circulating Tumor Cells Chip" $15 million Leader: Daniel A. Haber, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center; Co-Leader: Mehmet Toner, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Harvard Medical School.

  • "Bringing Epigenetic Therapy to the Forefront of Cancer Management" $9.12 million Leader: Stephen B. Baylin, M.D., Deputy Director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins; Co-Leader: Peter A. Jones, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Urology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Southern California.

Collectively, the research that will be done through the Dream Team projects could impact the diagnosis and treatment
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Contact: Steve Yozwiak, TGen Senior Science Writer
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute
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