2007 Research Grants

In 2007, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network awarded 12 grants. Click below to learn about these grantees and their funded projects.

Carole and Bob Daly – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Martin E. Fernandez-Zapico, MD
Mayo Clinic
Characterization of the Hedgehog Interacting Pathways in Pancreatic Cancer

Nancy Daly Riordan – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Paul J. Grippo, PhD
Northwestern University
Evaluating Kras Oncogene Addiction in Pancreatic Precancer and Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Pilot Grant
Douglas Hanahan, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Assessing Mechanisms and Therapeutic Potential of an Aspartyle Protease in Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Pilot Grant
Sunil R. Hingorani, MD, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Activated Kras G12D and Oncogene Dependence in Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Pilot Grant
Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Using a Genomic Scale to Identify the Genes that Play a Role in the Ability of Pancreatic Cancer to Metastasize to Other Organs

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

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

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Pilot Grant
Pinku Mukherjee, PhD
Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale
Development of Immune-Modulating Therapies Delivered Directly to the Pancreatic Tumor Site

Ralph H. Hruban, MD – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Ben Stanger, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Investigation of the Pancreatic “Ductome”

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Pilot Grant
Gloria Su, PhD
Columbia University
Activin Signaling in the Development of Pancreatic Cancer Precursor Lesions

Skip Viragh – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Huamin Wang, MD, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Functional Study of Hematopoietic Progenitor Kinase-1 in Pancreatic Cancer

Seena Magowitz – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Rebekah White, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Prostate Stem Cell Antigen: A Specific Target for Pancreatic Cancer Therapy