2009 Research Grants

Seena Magowitz – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network -- AACR Pilot Grant
George A. Calin, MD, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Roles of MicroRNAs and Ultraconserved Genes in Pancreatic Cancers

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

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pilot Grant
Qingshen Gao, MD
NorthShore University HealthSystem Research Institute
Discovery of Novel Pancreatic Cancer Susceptibility Genes

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

Constance Williams – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pilot Grant
Brian Lewis, PhD
University of Massachusetts
Involvement of miRNAs in Kras-Induced Pancreatic Tumorigenesis

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pilot Grant
Jiayuh Lin, PhD
Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Dual Inhibitors Target JAK2/STAT3 for Novel Pancreatic Cancer Therapy

Larry Kwicinski – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network -- AACR Career Development Award
Maxence Nachury, PhD
Stanford University
Role of the Primary Cilium in the Initiation of Pancreatic Cancer

Paul Mitchell – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Marina Pasca di Magliano, PhD
University of Michigan
Notch Signaling in Pancreatic Cancer Initiation and Progression

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