2013 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Research Grants

More Than $5 Million in Research Grants Awarded by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in 2013

Research grant funding from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network totaled more than $5 million in 2013, representing the largest annual disbursement the organization has made since the introduction of its research grant program in 2003. To date, the organization has awarded nearly $18 million through 94 research grants to outstanding researchers at some of the most prestigious institutions around the country.

As part of the $5 million in grants distributed this year, two inaugural $1 million Research Acceleration Network (RAN) grants were awarded.

We invite you to read the profiles of each of our distinguished grantee recipients listed below, as well as our press release about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 2013 grants program.
 

2013 Research Grants

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
2013 Abby Sobrato – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Innovative Grant
Yves Boucher, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Targeting Desmoplasia in Pancreatic Cancer to Improve Drug Efficacy
2013 Skip Viragh – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Inaugural Research Acceleration Network Grant
Michael Goggins, MD, Johns Hopkins University
Co-PI: Anil Rustgi, MD, University of Pennsylvania
Co-PI: Marcia Canto, MD, Johns Hopkins University
CAPS multicenter trial: Imaging and markers for pancreatic cancer screening
2013 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Eric Lutz, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Exploiting the cancer mutome for personalized tumor immunotherapy
2013 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Costas Lyssiotis, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Exploration and Targeting of Metabolic Dependencies in Pancreatic Cancer
2013 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, PhD
New York University
Immunomodulatory mechanisms in Kras-driven pancreatic cancer and metastasis
2013 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Andrew Rhim, MD
University of Michigan
Using human circulating pancreas cells as a biomarker for early PDAC
2013 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Innovative Grant
M. Celeste Simon, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Role of Hif1a in inflammation, tissue repair, and cancer of the pancreas
2013 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Pankaj Singh, PhD
University of Nebraska
Targeting a novel metabolic chemoresistance mechanism in pancreatic cancer
2013 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Daolin Tang, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Role of HMGB1 in Pancreatic Cancer Initiation and Progression
2013 Tempur-Pedic – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Inaugural Research Acceleration Network Grant in Memory of Tim Miller
Robert Vonderheide, MD, DPhil, University of Pennsylvania
Co-PI: Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD, New York University
Accelerating Development of CD40 Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer
2013 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Innovative Grant
Timothy Wang, MD
Columbia University
Dclk1 in pancreatic tumorigenesis
2013 Blum-Kovler Foundation – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Innovative Grant
Valerie Weaver, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Interplay between tension and inflammation in pancreatic tumor progression
2013 Skip Viragh – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Monte Winslow, PhD
Stanford University
Molecular Dissection of Hmga2 Function during Pancreatic Cancer Progression