Fellowship Awards

Fellowships/Young Investigator Awards are one-year grants totaling up to $45,000 each to attract postdoctoral and clinical research fellows, and jump-start their careers in pancreatic cancer research.

From 2003 to 2006, the awards were administered by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Since 2007, we have implemented the program in partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

To date, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has disbursed 14 Fellowships/Young Investigator Awards. Click below to learn about these grantees and their funded projects.

2013 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Fellowship
Andrew Aguirre, MD, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Validation of Novel KRAS Synthetic Lethal Targets in Pancreatic Cancer

2010 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Fellowship Award
Vikram Bhattacharjee, PhD
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Candidate Gene Validation of Sensitizers of Pancreatic Cancer to Gemcitabine

2003 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – ASCO Young Investigator Award
Christopher Cogle, MD
University of Florida
Defining the Hemangioblast in Tumor Neoangiogenesis

2011 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Fellowship
Cosimo Commisso, PhD
New York University
Pancreatic Cancer, Macropinocytosis and Nutrient Internalization

2009 Ruth Fredman Cernea – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Fellowship
Philippe Foubert, PhD
University of California, San Diego
Role of Inflammation in Pancreatic Cancer

2014 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Fellowship
Barbara Grüner, PhD
Stanford University
Multiplexed In Vivo Drug Screening: Inhibitors of Metastatic Seeding

2009 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Fellowship
Eric Humke, MD, PhD
Stanford University
A Novel Paracrine Hedgehog Signaling Loop in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

2005 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – ASCO Young Investigator Award
Aram Hezel, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Novel Therapeutic Antibodies for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

2004 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – ASCO Young Investigator Award
David S. Hong, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
SRC Kinase Inhibition with BMS-354825 in Pancreatic Cancer Models

2007 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network -- AACR Young Investigator Award
Hiroyuki Kashiwagi, MD
Washington University in St. Louis
Targeted Delivery of Pro-Apoptotic Therapeutics in Pancreatic Cancer

2012 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Fellowship
Florencia McAllister, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Role of Inflammatory Cells in Early Pancreatic Tumorigenesis

2009 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Fellowship
David Ting, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Characterizing Circulating Tumor Cells in Pancreatic Cancer

2006 Samuel Stroum – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – ASCO Young Investigator Award
Jennifer Tseng, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Development of a Malignancy Prediction Rule for Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas

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