2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Research Grants

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Awards More Than $5.1 Million in Research Grant Funding

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is pleased to award more than $5.1 million in research grant funding in 2014. Overall, the organization has awarded nearly $23 million through 110 research grants to bright and dedicated scientists and clinicians throughout the country.

We invite you to read the profiles of each of our distinguished grant recipients listed below, as well as our press release about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 2014 grants program.

2014 Research Grants

2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Innovative Grant
Michael Barrett, PhD
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Scottsdale
Genomic Drivers of Therapeutic Responses in Metastatic Disease
2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Innovative Grant
Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD
New York University School of Medicine
PDA Development:  Heads or Tails?
2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – Rising Tide Foundation – Gateway Clinical Continuation Research Grant
David Boothman, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Exploiting an NQO1 ‘kiss of death’ for pancreatic cancer therapy
2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
David DeNardo, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis
Origins and Impact of Macrophages in Pancreatic Cancer
2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Gina DeNicola, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Therapeutic Targeting of NRF2-regulated Metabolism in Pancreatic Cancer
2014 Skip Viragh – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Research Acceleration Network Grant
Giulio Draetta, MD, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Co-Principal Investigator: Lewis Cantley, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College
Developing a Novel Oxidative Phosphorylation Inhibitor 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
2014 Skip Viragh – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Eugene Koay, MD, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Changes in Mass Transport as a Biomarker of Response in Pancreatic Cancer
2014 Fredman Family Foundation – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Research Acceleration Network Grant
Dung Le, MD, Johns Hopkins University
Co-Principal Investigator: Todd Crocenzi, MD, Providence Portland Medical Center
GVAX + CRS-207 Heterologous Prime Boost Vaccination with PD-1 Blockade
2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Innovative Grant
Anirban Maitra, MBBS
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Macrophage Function in Pancreatic Cancer-associated Diabetes
2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Florencia McAllister, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Targeting IL-17 Signaling Axis in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
2014 Celgene Corporation – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Innovative Grant
George Miller, MD
New York University School of Medicine
Regulation of Pancreatic Tumorigenesis by Necroptosis
2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Kenneth Scott, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Functionalizing Metabolic Pathway Driver Aberrations in Pancreatic Cancer
2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Innovative Grant
Diane Simeone, MD
University of Michigan
Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Pancreatic Cancer Biology and Therapeutic Development
2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – Translational Continuation Research Grant
David Ting, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Circulating Tumor Cells to Assess Pancreatic Cancer Disease Status
2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Career Development Award
Kathryn Wellen, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Understanding Metabolic Control of the Pancreatic Cancer Epigenome