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Thomas Jefferson University receives Science Center's QED Award for pancreatic cancer research
Date:12/13/2011

PHILADELPHIAHwyda Arafat, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and co-director of the Jefferson Pancreatic, Biliary and Related Cancers Center, and Mon-Li Chu, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, were awarded $200,000 from the University City Science Center's QED Proof of Concept Program for their breakthrough work on a diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer.

Developed at Jefferson, it is poised to be the first clinically reliable test for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA), the primary form of pancreatic cancer, which currently has no reliable system for early detection.

This is the first time Thomas Jefferson University has received a QED award, which stands for Quod Erat Demonstrandum or "proven as demonstrated." Drs. Arafat and Chu's project was one of three to be selected to receive funding awards in Round 4.

The QED Program is designed to facilitate commercial investment in early-stage life science technologies with high potential in the healthcare industry. Awards are made to bridge the funding gap between research grants and commercial seed investment by awarding grants to life science technologies with high potential in the healthcare industry.

"As a longstanding supporter of the QED Program, Jefferson is truly excited to receive its first funding award," said Steven McKenzie, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, and Vice President for Research at Thomas Jefferson University. "The QED program offers a u
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Contact: Steve Graff
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Thomas Jefferson University
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