Early Detection, Diagnosis and Prognosis

Grants classified within this field of interest focus on the discovery of strategies for early detection, diagnosis and prognosis of pancreatic cancer. According to the Common Scientific Outline, these projects deal with one or more of the following research topics: (1) technology development and/or marker discovery; (2) technology and/or marker evaluation with respect to fundamental parameters of method; (3) technology and/or marker testing in a clinical setting; and (4) resources and infrastructure related to early detection, diagnosis or prognosis. Click below to learn about these grants.

2010 Skip Viragh – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Jonathan Brody, PhD
Thomas Jefferson University
HuR is a Predictive and Prognostic Marker in Pancreatic Cancer

2013 Skip Viragh – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Inaugural Research Acceleration Network Grant
Michael Goggins, MD, Johns Hopkins University
Co-PI: Anil Rustgi, MD, University of Pennsylvania
Co-PI: Marcia Canto, MD, Johns Hopkins University
CAPS multicenter trial: Imaging and markers for pancreatic cancer screening

2007 Laurie and Paul MacCaskill – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Kimberly Kelly, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Molecular Imaging Agents for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

2008 Skip Viragh – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Hyunki Kim, PhD
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
MRI to Monitor Early Pancreatic-Tumor Response to a Novel Triple Therapy

2003 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – ASCO Career Development Award
Andrew Ko, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Detection, Analysis, and Significance of Micrometastases in Pancreatic Cancer

2014 Skip Viragh – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Eugene Koay, MD, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Changes in Mass Transport as a Biomarker of Response in Pancreatic Cancer

2006 Michael Landon – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Brian C. Lewis, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Development of the Early Biomarkers of Pancreatic Cancer to Improve Early Detection While the Cancer is Still Curable

2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Innovative Grant
Anirban Maitra, MBBS
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Macrophage Function in Pancreatic Cancer-associated Diabetes

2013 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Andrew Rhim, MD
University of Michigan
Using human circulating pancreas cells as a biomarker for early PDAC

2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – Translational Continuation Research Grant
David Ting, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Circulating Tumor Cells to Assess Pancreatic Cancer Disease Status

2008 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Fellowship
Ken-Tye Yong, PhD
State University of New York, Buffalo
Engineering Multimodal Targeted Probes for Pancreatic Cancer Detection