2008 Research Grants

In 2008, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network awarded 11 grants. Click below to learn about these grantees and their funded projects.

Randy Pausch, PhD – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pilot Grant
Nabeel Bardeesy, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Molecular Markers of Drug Sensitivity in Pancreatic Cancer

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

Constance Williams – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Marie-Christine Daniel, PhD
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Multifunctional Nanovectors for Pancreatic Cancer Therapy

Seena Magowitz – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
David Dawson, MD, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Wnt Signaling in Pancreatic Cancer Progenitor Cells

Michael C. Sandler – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pilot Grant
Matthias Hebrok, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
NF-kB Signaling in PanIN Formation

Blum-Kovler – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Joseph Michael Herman, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Evaluation of Focused Radiation to Potentiate a Enhance the Impact of a Pancreatic GM-CSF Vaccine

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

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pilot Grant
Bin Liu, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Internalizing Human Antibodies Targeting Pancreatic Tumor Cells In Situ

Laurie and Paul MacCaskill – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Lorenzo F. Sempere, PhD
Dartmouth Medical School
Role of MicroRNAs in Initiation and Progression of Pancreatic Cancer

Patty Boshell – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Peter Storz, PhD
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville
Kinases Regulating Pancreatic Cancer Resistance to Chemotherapeutics

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

Download 2008 Pancreatic Cancer Research Grants Program brochure