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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and AACR award research grants totaling nearly $3 million
Date:3/25/2011

., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: "Stop the Start: Novel Insights into PanIN Initiation and Progression."

  • E. Scott Seeley, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University: "Transport Proteins as Modifiers of Oncogenic Signaling in Pancreatic Cancer."

    The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Innovative Grants are intended to promote the development and study of novel ideas and approaches in basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological research that have direct application and relevance to pancreatic cancer. These two-year grants provide $200,000 over the grant term. The 2011 recipients are:

    • Lisa A. Cannon-Albright, Ph.D., University of Utah: "Informative Linkage Analysis of High-Risk Pancreatic Cancer Pedigrees."

    • James R. Eshleman, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: "Identifying Familial Pancreatic Cancer Predisposition Genes."

    • Matthias Hebrok, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco: "Role of miRNAs in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma." (Grant in memory of Abby Sobrato.)

    • Hidde L. Ploegh, Ph.D., Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research: "Generation of Transnuclear Mice from Pancreatic Cancer Infiltrating T Cells." (Grant in honor of the Kovler Family.)

    The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Career Development Awards are two-year grants of $200,000 that are designed to attract and support early-career scientists as they conduct pancreatic cancer research and establish successful career paths in the field. The 2011 recipients are:

    • Dimitrios Iliopoulos, Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "Identification of Novel Molecular Circuits in Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cells."

    • Kenneth P. Olive, Ph.D., Columbia University Medical Center: "The Role of HIF1 and Hypoxia in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma." (Grant in honor of Tempur-Pedic Retailers.)

    • Jae-Il Park, Ph.D., The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: "Telomerase in
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    Contact: Michele Sharp
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    267-646-0622
    American Association for Cancer Research
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