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Researchers Funded By The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Leverage $9.15 Million Investment By The Organization Into $91 Million In Subsequent Pancreatic Cancer Research Funding
Date:5/15/2013

r Action Network – AACR Career Development Award in 2007 allowed me the time and resources to answer key questions about a novel strategy to detect pancreatic tumors," remarked Kimberly Kelly , PhD, associate professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Virginia.  "Preliminary data generated from this funding was a catalyst for me to secure additional funding from the National Cancer Institute and other sources to continue my work, and now a clinical trial is underway to test my diagnostic tool."

In addition to receiving support for their research project, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network research grant recipients become part of a Community for Progress which helps them to leverage their research grant and connect with other researchers in the field who many times become collaborators and/or mentors.

For more information about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and its research grants program visit www.pancan.org.

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The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization is leading the way to increase the survival rate for people diagnosed with this devastating disease through a bold initiative — The Vision of Progress: Double the Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rate by 2020. Together, we can know, fight and end pancreatic cancer by intensifying our efforts to heighten awareness, raise funds for comprehensive private research, and advocate for dedicated federal research to advance early diagnostics, better treatments and incre
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