Etiology

Grants classified within this field of interest focus on understanding the origin and cause of pancreatic cancer. According to the Common Scientific Outline, these projects deal with one or more of the following research topics: (1) exogenous factors; (2) endogenous factors; (3) interactions of genes and/or genetic polymorphisms with exogenous and/or endogenous factors; and (4) resources and infrastructure related to etiology. Click below to learn about the grants we have awarded in this field of interest.

2008 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pilot Grant
Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD
New York University
Impact of Diet-Induced Hyperlipidemia on Pancreatic Inflammation and Cancer

2011 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Innovative Grant
Lisa Cannon-Albright, PhD
University of Utah
Informative Linkage Analysis of High-Risk Pancreatic Cancer Pedigrees

2011 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Innovative Grant
James Eshleman, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Identifying Familial Pancreatic Cancer Predisposition Genes

2011 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Dimitrios Iliopoulos, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Identification of Novel Molecular Circuits in Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cells

2010 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Michael VanSaun, PhD
Vanderbilt University
Influence of Adipokines on Pancreatic Cancer Progression